Credit Insurance and Accounts Receivable Insurance

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With your business receivables insured, you leverage your acounts receivable to borrow more money at a relatively low incremental cost.

Use this calculator to estimate your additional borrowing capacity if you obtain a credit insurance policy. The calculator also gives you an estimate of the cost of credit insurance.

Working with a specialist can help you determine the best custom solution for your unique needs

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Frequently Asked Questions

A. No. Credit life or credit disability insurance is obtained by individuals to help pay debts in case of loss of income. Business credit insurance (also known as trade credit insurance, export credit insurance, or just credit insurance) is used to reduce the risk of non-payment in B2B transactions and is obtained by the company offering the goods or services, rather than the company receiving the goods or services.

A. There is no additional fee to use a broker. By law, you will pay the same rates for the coverage you choose, whether you use a broker or work directly with the insurance company.  However, a broker can be a valuable resource, helping you evaluate quotes, implement your new accounts receivable insurance policy, and navigate mandatory reporting requirements. They may also assist with future claim submissions.

A. The short answer is yes — because things can change. Business insolvency is predicted to increase due to global events. Evaluating the risk of non-payment requires considerable data collection and analysis. Your credit insurance broker can help you figure out the right amount of coverage for your situation.

A. Trade credit can help you grow your business. When a business is able to purchase goods or services with trade credit, it frees up cash flow, making it a source of short-term financing. This practice allows the business to potentially expand its market or customer base without the negative impact of running out of cash, potentially putting it out of business. 

Many trade credit agreements incentivise paying early with a discount, so the business is able to decide whether to pay early at a cheaper price or to take longer to pay at full price based on both money coming into the business and other expenses that need to be paid. 

However, it also comes with the inherent risk of non-payment. Accounts receivable insurance can mitigate this risk by protecting you from losses due to customer default.