Many companies supply goods, loans, and services based on business and trade credit, either invoicing customers for payment at a later date or providing B2B loans. Business credit risk management assists companies with lending decisions based on a client's financial health as well as other parameters that may indicate how likely they are to pay on time. Providing the right amount of credit will reduce the risk of late payments or defaults, which expose the vendor to financial risk.
Fraud between companies can interrupt the flow of business and destroy their reputations and it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify and stop criminals from committing fraud: PYMNTS.com's 2019 yearly report, "Securing B2B Payments," relates that global markets lost $4.2 trillion in 2019 alone due to fraud. However, machine learning can identify fraud accurately before it has occurred.