Benefits of credit insurance

Protects from bad debt

Identifies potential losses

Access to key credit risk analysis from insurers on your client, their sector, and political risk gives invaluable insight to help avoid losses.

Transfers risk to insurer’s balance sheet

Credit insurance removes the credit risk from your balance sheet, which improves your margin and bolsters your P&L.

Reduces bad debt provision

As potential losses are covered, you can reallocate excess bad debt provision as working capital.

Enhances working capital

Facilitates access to finance

Having credit insurance can increase your credit rating giving access to improved and more economical levels of finance.

Balance sheet engineering

You can use the debtor asset on your balance sheet to free up working capital by unitising invoice discounting or factoring.

Cost effective security provision

Credit insurance can act as a cost-effective replacement for expensive bank guarantees and letters of credit.

Embeds credit management disciplines

Enables companies to extend credit terms

As your shipments are covered, the fear of “not getting paid” is removed meaning you can offer extended payment terms to customers, giving you a competitive edge in your market.

Reinforces credit management processes

Disciplines within a credit insurance policy support best practice and sound credit management processes, reinforcing and enhancing your existing procedures.

Access to credit risk expertise and analysis

Support is available for setting credit limits on your customers and, in the event of a claim, the management of recoveries and salvage.

Empowers business growth

Promotes sales growth whilst maintaining controls

The enhanced credit management processes reinforced by credit insurance allow you to safely extend payment terms to customers in existing and new or developing markets.

Directs and supports sales to higher margin markets

Top or key account cover is available to support sales to specific or high-level margin markets.

Supports mergers and acquisitions

Credit insurance provides investee companies with protection against bad debt from acquired or merged customer portfolios.


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At a glance

Benefits of credit insurance