In combination with the increasing interest in Credit Management in all areas, and connected with the long lasting membership of the Dutch association for Credit Management, in October 2001 the Bundesverband Credit Management e.V. was founded, under the patronage of some German Credit Managers.
The aim of the association, which is a non-profit organisation, is the carrying out, promotion and the support of studies in credit management, the organisation of education and study programs, the creation and publication of a magazine, as well as the collection and appropriation of relevant information and the origination or entertainment of international contacts.
Another important task was the development and organisation of a training course “Certified Credit Manager®” according to an international standard. Together with Prof. Dr. Bernd Weiß of the University of applied Sience Bochum and under the patronage of the FECMA, the first training course started at the beginning of March 2003 with great success. Besides this course another training course "Certified Credit Controller®” was established in Aschaffenburg and Hamburg.
Since its foundation in April 2002 the association is going from strength to strength. The number of members has increased quickly to more than 550 Credit Managers within the past months. Especially by the motto “from one Credit Manager to another Credit Manager”, which is actively converted by the members, the association established itself very fast. Today the Bundesverband Credit Management e.V. forms the largest independent professional group for Account-,Debt- and Credit Managers.
In October 2002 the first magazine “Der Credit Manager” was published. Technical contributions as well as reports about active Credit Management in a company, the adoption of modern organisational techniques and the international development of the Credit Management are the main subjects in the magazine. News from branches of business, software developments and event-hints are also included in the spectrum of topics. The journal gives all readers important insights, relevant decision-making information, as well as advice and help from one business to another.
International connections are held in high regard by the association. Since 1 January 2003 the BvCM e.V. is a member of the Federation of European Credit Management Associations (FECMA). Through this membership our members have access to a network of 15,000 Credit Managers from Europe and Israel. In October 2006 the chairman of the BvCM e.V. Mr Jan Schneider-Maessen was elected to be the president of the FECMA.
For further information please get in contact with our secretary or with one of our region-coordinators.
Bundesverband Credit Management e.V.
c/o Max Ruß
Tel. 0049 2821 77 57 85