Past-Due? Your Customer May Judge How You Handle That With Them

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whoopsAsk yourself this, that customer who missed a payment, do you actually want to continue working with them in the long run? If so, consider just how critical your approach to that missed payment will be. According to a survey, 40% of customers would consider switching to another service provider if a past-due situation resulted in a negative experience. The survey was conducted by Lexop who also found that Gen Z was even more sensitive to these encounters compared to other generations. A whopping 49% percent of Gen Z customers said that they would consider switching after a negative past-due experience, for example.

But good riddance to those that can’t pay! Right? Well, maybe not. Sixty percent of consumers late on bills were late for non-financial reasons, according to the same survey. Thirty percent said they simply forgot to pay and ten percent reported that errors on the bills themselves were to blame. Eight percent said it was simply a matter of their credit card on file expiring!

Oftentimes this situation results in the payment being made. Eighty-five percent of past-due consumers are paying within 30 days of the due date, for example. But were they happy with the process to lead them there? That is the question.

Lexop is a financial technology company that helps organizations automate and scale their collections operations.

Last modified: March 28, 2023
Sean Murray

Category: Debt, payments

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