Of 285 credit analysts and credit professionals in a LinkedIn Poll, 60% said a credit report and score is the most important input, followed by almost 30% that said credit applications are on top.
The most reliable method for improving a business credit score is to pay your company's bills on time. But these credit experts have some less obvious but equally important ways to improve your business credit score.
Even if you serve a single industry, it is important to establish separate procedures to deal with different types of customers. All new customer onboarding starts with an evaluation, a review and a credit application.
A Know Your Customer (KYC) check is a process that companies undertake to verify customer identity and understand the risks if they participate in a business relationship with them. A digital credit application is the first step in a KYC or Know Your Business (KYB) check.
At Nectarine Credit we allow you to create a credit application that you can then send to an unlimited number of customers. Here we walk you through that process on our platform.
Before your company begins offering credit terms to your customers, it’s important to establish a clear written policy that allows you to achieve your business goals and lays out your procedures for implementing your policy. Here we lay out 8 simple steps to create that policy.
Some companies offer their customers the option to “buy now and pay later.” Should you offer your customers trade or vendor credit terms?
Traditionally credit applications were completed and signed on paper, but today almost all credit applications are completed and managed on secure digital systems like Nectarine Credit.
Again and again, we see that companies can save time and money by taking a few simple steps. Take a look to see if you’re making any of these common mistakes in your credit applications.
Requiring credit applications is invaluable to the health of your company. Accurate and up-to date customer information is ultimately what matters when deciding creditworthiness, and a credit application is the first step.
Digital credit applications are the preferred method today as PDF and paper credit application forms and templates are no longer accepted.
Credit applications should be updated by customers regularly unless you are able to monitor vendor and bank references with a monitoring service.
Asking a client to fill out a credit application is the first step to offering credit terms. A credit application assists the seller in four stages of the buyer-seller relationship: before extending credit, during the credit relationship, during problems in a credit relationship and during litigation.