World of Open Account WOA was initiated in 2018 by Erik Timmermans, globally recognized and awarded expert in Factoring & Receivables Finance. Together with a group of strategic advisors from the industry he launched the idea for the WOA community on the 1st of July 2018. In the second half of 2018 almost 20 founding member companies agreed to support the development of the new digital platform. WOA was officially launched on 10 December 2018 in London and is now scaling up to become the Home of Receivables Finance. During the start-up period WOA is hosted as a division of Erik Timmermans’ consulting company. In September 2019, WOA was joined by the well-known Receivables Finance Industry expert John Brehcist (roundwindow consultancy services) to work with Erik Timmermans and his colleagues to support the development and operations of WOA.
WOA is a Peer-to-Peer community where all participants can have their say, suggest new solutions, ideas or topics and participate in webinars and other business developing activities. WOA is governed by a Steering Panel, with support from a broad team of Advisors. Together, these groups comprise some of the best minds and most experienced people in the industry.
WOA is about sharing expertise and bringing knowledge and capability to the widest possible audience in the Open Account Trade and Receivables Finance World.