UK Accounting Glossary
Persons who supply goods or services to a business in the normal course of trade and allow a period of credit before payment must be made.
A trade creditor is a supplier who has sent your business goods or supplied them with services, who you haven’t yet paid.
Suppliers who are owed payment for raw materials or a product’s component parts by the manufacturer. In business accounting applications, trade creditors and the amounts owed are listed in the company’s balance sheet as liabilities.
A trade creditor is a supplier that provides goods and services to its customers on credit terms. The amounts owed are stated on the balance sheet of a customer as a current liability, and on the balance sheet of the trade creditor as a current asset. A trade creditor typically analyses the financial statements, credit reports, and payment histories of its customers when deciding how much credit to extend to them.
The amount that goes on your business’s balance sheet for trade creditors is the sum of all its unpaid invoices from suppliers, as at that point in time.
Current liabilities are normally settled from the amounts available in current assets. The main element of this is normally “trade creditors” – amounts owed by a business to its suppliers for goods and services supplied. A trade creditor is the opposite of a trade debtor.
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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.