Delinquent debt on the rise for very small and largest businesses

March 5, 2012 by josephine.munis

Findings from the Q2 Experian Business Benchmark Report showed that the amount of delinquent debt has increased significantly for the largest and smallest businesses. Very large businesses (those with more than 1,000 employees) had the greatest shift in percentage of dollars delinquent, shifting from 11.6 percent in June 2010 to 18.2 percent in June 2011, and very small businesses (those with one to four employees) had the greatest shift in percentage of dollars considered severely delinquent, increasing from 9.9 percent to 11.7 percent year over year.

Conversely, the Q2 report indicated that mid-size businesses (those with 100 to 249 employees) have shown the greatest improvement in percentage of dollars delinquent and severely delinquent, reducing their debt by as much as 7.3 percent and 35.8 percent, respectively, year over year.

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