How it works

This page explains how easy the reporting of late invoices is, what’s in it for you and what debtors can do to make things right.

A reminder that before reporting overdue invoices you should try to resolve the outstanding payment(s) with the client first.

We are not affiliated with any official organisations or the Late Payment Legislation from the UK government.

We are an independent start-up committed to providing a late invoice payment directory as a free resource.

Report your overdue invoices

$3 Trillion Per Year

Late Payments Cost Small Businesses $3 Trillion Per Year in the USA

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How to report late invoices (for creditors)

  • Register an account

  • Verify your details

  • Add details about your unpaid invoices

  • Notify the party involved (optional)

  • Publish your entry.

  • Await their response (optional)

What’s in it for you?

Reporting repeat offenders on a public late payment directory and exposing them that they are not paying their invoices on time might just motivate them to resolve those issues.

Of course, there is no guarantee this might happened. If they respond and you get a positive outcome from this – then this is a big win for you!

Even if they don’t respond – it can still a small win for you as your listing might help someone else from financial hardship due to late or unpaid invoices.

Helping others

You can of course report an unlimited number of repeat offenders.

Don’t report the same client twice, instead, update their existing listing. Once your listed an offender, all you need to do is add the number of invoices and the total amount owed and you are done. It’s that simple.

Complete anonymity! If you choose to stay anonymous your details will not be visible to anybody who searches our database.

Notify the client (or not)

You have the option when submitting a report, to notify the person/business that you have added them to our platform.

Once they see that they are on a public register of business that is not paying their invoices they should be incentivised to seek a solution.

Keep it updated

We encourage everyone to keep their reports up to date whenever circumstances might have changed.

You may have gotten your invoices (or some of them) paid due to your activity here on our platform. If so, please update those invoices as ‘paid’ – or ‘resolved’ if other arrangements have been made.

Or if you have not been successful in getting a response – let’s say after a month – you can log in again and update your listing with new information.

This is important if you can not get response/payment even after you have listed them on our platform AND you have notified them that they have been publicly ‘shamed’.

If you’ve been reported (for debtors)

  • Register an account

  • Contact the list owner

  • Offer a payment solution

  • Report a listing

  • Leave a comment

  • Request status update

Steps to take next

A business should only be listed on our directory because they keep missing payment terms or worst still not made payment at all.

Reputation management means that you can contact the list owner and try to resolve the outstanding invoices. After you have settled you can request from the list owner that they update the status of the report. It is up to the list owner to update the reports online.

We (brodmin.com) do not edit listings. Only list owners can do that. We will only take action if a report is false/fake.

Other options

You can also leave a comment on a report about your listing. Leaving a comment will notify the list owner. They can respond to your comment in due course. Please note, comments are public, and anyone can leave a comment/reply.

In addition, you can also ‘flag’ a report. Flagging a report will notify the list owner and our moderators. Please only ‘flag’ a listing if it is fake or against our policy.

Why report overdue invoices from repeat offenders?

Report an repeat offender
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Too many businesses are accustomed to a culture where there are often little or no penalties for paying beyond credit terms. This is morally and ethically wrong, with many businesses actually having no intention of paying on time when they order goods or services.

Source: brodmin.com

2020

Overcoming the problem

You’ve done the work, emailed your client the invoice along with the terms – and now the payment is overdue.

The problem

Late invoice payments shouldn’t be the norm & so familiar.

The challenge

Lack of regulation or reporting of late paying practices for SMB

The solution

Change the late payment culture – one report at a time.

The problem

Late invoice payments continue to be a big problem for businesses globally.

67% said they pay strategically to aid their own cash flow

Almost every small business owner out there will have, at one time or another, been on the receiving end of a late payment, and frankly, there’s nothing worse.

More and more business are being pushed to the brink of insolvency by customers who delay making payments for reasons known only to them.

Small & Medium Businesses are the heroes of our economy. The damage to the economy if 10000’s of business fail is huge…

Headlines such as “50,000 small businesses fold due to late payments each year” highlights how serious the issue of late invoice payment is in the UK. But this is a global problem.

The challenge

No global legislation, regulation or reporting of late-paying practices for SMB

Late Payment is more than just an irritation – it can cause real problems for many smaller businesses who rely on prompt payment and a regular cycle of cashflow to be able to pay their own bills.

Having a directory to report any business of any size no matter where they are in the world.

No regulation for an international marketplace and gig economy. Without cash flow, a business will cease to exist. A late payment could affect the expenses companies usually have such as staff salaries, supplies, rent and expenses for operations.

Chasing invoices takes time. And time, when you’re a freelancer or small business, means money. In a world where cash is oxygen, the issue of late payments goes beyond frustration. It’s causing businesses to suffocate due to a late payment culture.

50000 small businesses fold due to late payments each year in the UK

The solution

Change the late payment culture – one report at a time.

40% of UK SMEs that are owed money claim that large businesses are the worst late paying offenders

Without reporting repeat offenders a change in late payments practices won’t change anytime soon. This is even more important during COVID-19.

Start reporting clients that are consistently paying invoices late. If they are not reported and listed online others will never truly know their paying habits.

Preventing late payments from clients and customers is easier said than done. However, we believe that a dedicated late invoice payment directory such as brodmin could bring about the change that we need.

With the support of a global community we strongly believe that we can encourage clients to pay promptly. Support from your local government would further help changing these business-ruining payment policies.

Frequently asked questions

For creditors:

Submission simply means you will be submitting details about your own personal and authentic experience concerning late or non-payment of invoices. This will usually be in a form of a short review of a certain company, freelancer, supplier, vendor, or contractor’s payment habit.

This is critical to substantiate any claim of misconduct concerning payment for certain B2B transactions. Furthermore, this will also help other B2B active participants to be aware of a certain entity’s payment conduct.

We will ask a few questions that you can answer by simply selecting the correct options. You can post about your unpaid/outstanding invoices. You can include the total amount that is owed to you and indicates how late the client is with paying those invoices.

You can also leave a review with your information, for example about payment terms, how often you have tried to resolve the issue and what responses (if any) that you may have received.

Some listings “may” require additional prove. In those cases, you can upload (privately and securely) copies of relevant information requested.

Although all listings are automatically accepted – our moderators might ‘unpublish’ your listing if there are concerns. To avoid your listing not being accepted, make sure that the details that you are adding are correct and your personal experiences only.

Adding a client or business that owes your money from outstanding invoice to our platform might just get the right response from the people that have not paid you thus far.

When you add someone, you have the option to ‘notify’ the party involved (or not) that you have added them to our platform. If they care about their future business dealings, they might just be motivated enough to settle any outstanding amounts. (No promises though)

The short answer is NO. You are only adding factual and personal experiences. However, if you are NOT adding true accounts of your experience with that business or client then they may have reason to pursue you legally.

For debtors:

If there is a listing about you or your business that is factually not correct – please contact the person that added the listing to correct or remove the information. You can contact the list owner directly by clicking the link next to your business ‘contact list owner’.

If you have resolved outstanding payments and issues and would like to reflect this on the listing – please contact the list owner (the person hat has added the listing) and request that they update the status of those invoices.

You cannot remove a listing that someone else has added about you or your business. However, if someone has listed you or your business as paying invoices late you can try to resolve this with the person or business that has added your details.

You will find a ‘contact list owner’ link on each business listing. Use this to make contact and ask if adjustments can be made/negotiated with the person or business that your details.

Yes, you can comment on your report. All comments are public so make sure you do not share sensitive information on a public space. When you leave a comment on a report, the person that created the report will be notified of your comment via email message.

Flag a report if you believe that your business (brand, name) is false. Once you flag a report, the moderators will be notified to check the report. Moderators will want to contact you for more information.