Since July 2016, the so-called Potpourri law has been in force. This new law has made it much easier to collect unpaid invoices between companies in Belgium. Unpaid was created shortly after this law came into force. We were one of the first to specialize in this new procedure. But how does this procedure work?
Are you an Exact user and would you like to collect your unpaid invoices in a very simple manner? Thanks to this connection between Unpaid and Exact you can very easily import your invoices onto our platform. Discover how it works, very easily!
A compensation clause allows you, as a supplier, to ask for an extra amount on top of the standard invoice amount and in addition to interest on arrears if your client is not paying on time. Such compensation clause can be a percentage (for example, 1% per month), a fixed amount (for example, € 75 per invoice), a variable amount (for example, 10% of the invoice value), or a combination of the foregoing.
How do you improve your cash flow? It is not always easy for you, as an entrepreneur, to decide which solution suites you best. Factoring is one of the many solutions which are worth considering, At Unpaid we however believe that in many cases, our solution is better suited. We briefly explain the difference between factoring and our services.
If an invoice remains unpaid, you've got to act quickly. The longer outstanding invoices are allowed to remain unpaid, the greater the chance that you will miss out on payment. That's why you should wait no more than a few days after the due date to call your customer. What if the customer does not honor the agreement you made for payment? Then send a reminder letter.
We offer you the crucial tips and an example of a good reminder.
When you think of a recovery procedure, you instantly think of the high costs of a bailiff and a lawyer. But that picture is no longer accurate. You don't actually need a lawyer to collect your business invoices. We'll explain how it works.
A good invoice makes the entire payment process go more smoothly. For example, there are a number of crucial elements that have to be contained in an invoice in order to avoid problems if a customer should fail to pay. Are you certain that your invoices are complete? Read here what a good invoice looks like.
There really is something like a prescription period for an invoice. So it's important to take action as quickly as possible once the payment date has passed. Do you have an old, unpaid B2B invoice sitting on your desk that you'd still like to collect? Read more about the prescription of business invoices here.
In the past, if you had unpaid debts, you would make every effort not have to take legal action because it would be a slow, frustrating and expensive ordeal. But in 2016, the law on the recovery of uncontested monetary debts (IOS) caused a true revolution in the debt recovery world. Thanks to the IOS procedure, you no longer have to go to court to enforce the payment of undisputed ‘business to business’ invoices or to obtain a court order.
Every entrepreneur knows the problem of invoices that are paid too late. When it happens, we recommend calling your customer first before sending out a reminder. A phone call is quicker than sending a letter, it's more personal than an e-mail and you'll receive instant feedback from your customer. What's more, your customer won't be able to keep ignoring you once you've got him on the line. The purpose of a phone call of this type is always to set a final deadline for payment. But how exactly should you approach the conversation? Here are our five tips.
Unpaid or late invoices can be dramatic for your business' liquidity. Yet many companies wait (too) long before actually taking any action. We asked companies why they hesitate to claim their outstanding invoices. The main reasons given are presented below. And also, why these reasons don't hold up…
If an invoice remains unpaid, it's not always easy to know what steps to take and when to get started. But it is extremely important that you do take action. We will explain step-by-step what you can do and the best way to go about it.