Over the last years credit risks issues have become more and more important in the priorities of CEO's. The risk of company failure due to buyer's payment default is one of the highest. Businesses go bankrupt more often due to a lack of cash than due to a lack of equity. Therefore, managing properly the main (only) money flow of any trading company - the trade receivables - is a key-success factor for long term profitable growth. Based on concrete examples and fruitful experience in credit and cash management this paper will elaborate on the best way to deal with credit risk. The digital future will also be explored through its main visible demonstration: the Fintechs.