Trade Credit in the UK Economy (1998–2012): An Exploratory Analysis of Company Accounts

30 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014

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Nick Wilson

University of Leeds - Credit Management Research Centre; Leeds University Business School

Date Written: September 3, 2014

Abstract

Trade credit is pervasive in the UK economy and for all businesses it represents both an important element in gaining and managing customers and in financing the purchase of supplies. This is the first exploratory study to provide a comprehensive analysis of trade credit activity in the UK corporate sector by analysing the financial statements of all limited companies in the period 1998–2012.

Keywords: Trade Credit, Corporate Finance, SME

JEL Classification: G30, G32

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Nicholas, Trade Credit in the UK Economy (1998–2012): An Exploratory Analysis of Company Accounts (September 3, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2491095 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2491095

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Leeds University Business School ( email )

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