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Who ultimately pays the finance charge?

I love when a customer says they don’t pay finance charges but they pay late. Well, cowboy, where does that leave us?
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Tempering aggressiveness in LBM credit

A sales rep asks how to approach an overzealous credit manager.
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How much do you need to explain when denying credit?

People often confuse the rules of B2B credit, which is governed completely differently than consumer credit.
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How to know when you need credit protection

I like having options. Options help my company make sure we get our money.
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When to ask for an updated credit application

The topic should be part of your overall best practices discussion and included in your credit policy manual.
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Thwarting threats on collection calls

How do you respond to a customer who threatens to “tell on you” to their salesperson?
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Starting up a lien program

I read a quote that loosely repeated said, “If it brings you no joy to tell a friend something painful, you are a true friend.”
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Should you pass along credit card fees to customers?

As with almost everything in life, there is no perfect time.
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Why settle past due accounts?

Dear Thea, I had a call with a customer who wants to “settle” his very past due account because the owner of the project isn’t paying them.
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Freaking out about privacy

Dear Thea, My company recently hired a privacy law attorney to look into our procedures and systems as they relate to current privacy laws.

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