How does credit insurance work?
Credit insurance protects your company against the failure of your customers to pay their trade credit debts owed to you. These debts can arise as a result of a customer becoming insolvent or failing to pay within agreed terms and conditions (i.e. "protracted default").
How it works is simple: Euler Hermes' network of risk offices monitors the financial performance and well-being of your customers. We allocate each of those customers a grade that reflects the health of their activity and the way they conduct business.
Based on this risk assessment, each of your buyers is then granted a specific credit limit up to which you, the insured, can trade and be able to claim should something go wrong. This limit can be revised upward or downward as new information becomes available.
Throughout the lifetime of the policy, we inform you of any changes that might impact the financial health of your buyers and their ability to pay you for goods or services you have delivered. In the event that your buyer cannot or will not pay you, you will be insured and indemnified up to the limit of your policy. We can also manage collection of the debt for you if/should the need arise
THE 4 REASONS WHY CREDIT INSURANCE IMPROVES THE PROFITABILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS
Trade receivables can represent up to a third of the total assets on a company’s balance sheet. Managing your trade receivables effectively therefore plays a key role in:
- Delivering comprehensive protection against the risk of insolvency
- Enhancing your customer relationships
- Improving banking relationships and access to finance
- Supporting sales expansion
CREDIT INSURANCE EXAMPLE
If your company's profit margin is 5% and one of your buyers defaults on a debt of $100,000, then you will have to produce additional sales worth $2,000,000 to make up for lost profits.
Non-payments weaken your company and lower its investment capacity. A credit insurance policy helps manage your account receivables and mitigate your losses in the event of non-payment.
We tailor our credit insurance solutions to your company's size, sector and business needs. Discover more about our credit insurance solutions for small-medium entreprises (SMEs), large-sized business and multinationals
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