In association with the AICDP, Baker Ing are proud to be a part of Credit Pulse 2020; the performance-benchmark and peer-review group for senior Credit Professionals dealing with credit-at-scale.

As the leading Debt Collection Agency to the Apparel sector, we are passionate in our support of the sector and as such, have commissioned the Credit Pulse 2020 Fashion & Luxury Apparel Report and Roundtable.

Having worked with this sector for over 20 years, we have seen great changes. This past year especially however, has been particularly tumultuous for many, with the pursuant impacts upon Order to Cash process, Sales and Credit Policies.

This project commences with the launch of the Credit Pulse Benchmark Survey.  The purpose of the survey, aimed at global leading fashion brands, is to deliver;

  • Aggregated position of growth versus decline and emerging country markets
  • Bad debt provision movement and loss against turnover trend
  • Order to Cash areas of focus; software, people, process, risk and payments
  • Common problems and areas of concern. Stakeholder engagement and ‘Best Practice’ development

Anyone is free to participate but we will however be segmenting the results to reflect the targeted nature of this project aimed at senior Credit Professionals within International Fashion & Luxury Apparel organisations. Confidentiality is, of course, assured.

We hope you will participate in the survey and take an interest in the report. You can access the survey here.

We will also be contacting a select number with invites to the subsequent Roundtable discussion. This will take place amongst a group of no more than 10 of the most seasoned and senior leaders in the sector at a venue in central London in early May. The discussion is to take place under Chatham House rules and presents an opportunity for great minds alike to tackle the outputs from the Credit Pulse report in-depth, amongst peers. Key insights will be shared with permission with all survey participants thereafter. Event page and registration to follow – in the interim, if you would like to be part of the Roundtable, please register your interest by contacting us or the AICDP.

We look forward to hearing your views and experiences. Should you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.