If you’ve been looking into protecting your balance sheet with trade credit insurance, you may be wondering about some general information behind the purchase of a “whole turnover” policy. What does whole turnover trade credit insurance cover? What does it mean?Can it protect my cash flow? Are there cancellable credit limits? Will my big key accounts be taken care of? In this brief blog, we’ll answer all of those questions and more! Let’s get started.
Whole Turnover Trade Credit Insurance Protects All Of Your Accounts Receivables
Up to a certain credit limit, and as a great means of risk management, whole turnover credit insurance will provide a percentage of coverage for your entire balance sheet.
These discretionary limits and the percent of cover that a trade credit insurance coverage policy offers are set when you purchase your policy. These credit terms are based on perceived risk, influenced by – political events and political risk, the size and track record of your accounts, as well as a multitude of other factors.
As a rule, the higher the percentage of accounts receivables, the higher your premium will be. The same is true of each buyer covered – higher credit lines and higher invoices will mean a higher premium.
What this does is protect you from bad debts. Insured turnover means that, if your export trade company is not paid by a particular company, you can still recover funds, up to the limit set by your policy. This preserves your cash flow, and allows you to continue operating, even if a customer defaults.
Do I Need Whole Turnover Trade Credit Insurance?
This really depends on how many clients you have, how reliable they are, and their payment history. In other words – how good is your credit management?
In many cases, it may make more sense to simply cover individual clients or transactions with their own trade credit insurance policy. This is very common, and often done for particularly large sales, or when selling to companies that are new to the industry, or located in unstable nations.
Most often, whole turnover trade credit insurance policies are used for those who engage in wholesale trade or international trade with just a handful of large clients. These policies are the most valuable for companies who would face serious financial difficulties if any of their large clients fail to pay, or fail to pay in a timely manner.
So, if you tend to work with a large volume of companies and have smaller transaction amounts, you may not need whole turnover trade credit insurance. But if you work with just a few large companies who pose a credit risk, and you would have cash flow difficulties if any of these companies defaulted, you may want to consider whole turnover trade credit insurance.
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Niche Trade Credit specialise in trade credit insurance products and whole turnover insurance. We can provide you with a reasonably-priced policy that will protect your company, and give you peace of mind. Contact us now to learn more.
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