Do you have information on the average days to pay of major companies in Europe (in general, or by country)?


Generally, days to pay across Europe varies and might be anywhere from 10 days to 180, according to TAPN advisor David Hay. Some Scandinavian countries have 10-day pay by law. In most countries it will depend on the contract terms, guided by customary practices. In Italy it can be 180 days.

Early payment discounting is present only in a few countries, such as the U.K. and Germany, where typical terms are similar to those in the U.S., i.e. net 30 or 45 days.

But it varies from country to country. You might want to post a question in TAPN's forum to solicit input from colleagues regarding specific countries.

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