Credit Insurance, also called accounts receivable
insurance, provides your business with protection against the failure
of your customer to pay its trade debts. This can arise because
your customer becomes insolvent or because your customer fails to
pay within the set timeframe. These risks are usually described
as 'commercial' risks. Companies that export can also protect themselves
against a range of 'political' risks that may prevent or delay payment.
This arises when payment is not received as a direct result of a
war in the buyer's country, cancellation of a contract by the government
of the buyer's country, or when a government implements regulations
which either prevent the export or import of the goods - or prevent
or restrict the transfer of hard currency - from the buyer's country.
Companies of all sizes can benefit from credit insurance. Our customers
range in size from small businesses to large, multi-national companies.
Firms in most sectors of the economy - including business services
as well as those trading in goods - use credit insurance.
Credit insurance protects your commercial accounts
receivable from unexpected and catastrophic losses, resulting from
insolvency or "non-payment" by your buyers.
Through the use of insurance, your company can:
- Expand Sales
- Sell more goods/services on credit terms
- Reduce the risk of exposure to non-payment by your buyers
- Increase Borrowing Power
- Name your financial institution as "loss payee" to
provide the bank with security for lending
Invest in credit insurance and you may receive more favorable
- Stabilize Cash Flow
- Reduce unexpected or catastrophic bad debt losses
- Forecast credit insurance premiums accurately for next year's
- Develop New Markets
- Eliminate the need for expensive Letters of Credit
- Develop customers in new markets while armed with knowledge
and expertise about those regions