Credit Insurance

What is Business Credit Insurance?

Credit insurance protects businesses against the risks of bad debt by safeguarding your cash flow against debtor insolvency or protracted default.

In the event an invoice becomes aged or a customer enters insolvency proceedings, the credit insurance company will ensure that you get paid for any goods or services you have supplied, subject to a designated credit limit.

Whilst facilities can be provided by credit insurance companies as a standalone product, bad debt protection can also be incorporated into an invoice finance facility, which will additionally advance up to 90% of an invoice’s value within 24 hours of its issue.

As a specialist commercial finance broker, Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions can introduce the most suitable credit insurance solution for your business’s requirements.

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Benefits of business credit insurance

  1. Safeguards your cash flow in the event a debtor falls insolvent or takes longer than the agreed credit period to pay an invoice
  2. Bad debt protection can be provided against your entire debtor book, key customers or just single debtors that may have an adverse credit history
  3. May help you to negotiate favourable terms with suppliers as policies will reduce the impact of a bad debt on them, too
  4. Can protect against the risk of overseas trade
  5. Available as part of a non-recourse invoice finance facility, or as a standalone product
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Which credit insurance company is right for my business?

Finding the right credit insurance company for your business’s particular needs can be both time-consuming and confusing.

As an independent commercial finance broker, we will:

  • Save you time in your search for business credit insurance providers
  • Help you find a solution tailored to your needs
  • Give you access to key decision makers
  • Help introduce you to the most suitable facility and insurer

To discuss your options with one of our consultants, call us on 0800 9774833 or email

Our experience with Hilton-Baird was extremely pleasant. They were excellent and professional and have followed up throughout to ensure we were happy with every aspect of the service. I’m pleased we now have a facility in place that will afford us the flexibility to really crack on.

Steve Fisher, Managing Director, Protouch UK

Some of the funders we work with

  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • Time Finance
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Barclays
  • Giant
  • FIBR Tech Limited
  • Asset Advantage
  • Leumi ABL
  • Team Factors
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • Optimum Finance
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Peak Cashflow
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • inFund
  • Berkeley Trade Finance Ltd
  • MarketFinance
  • Boost Capital
  • Roma Finance
  • 4Syte
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Haydock Finance Ltd
  • Sonovate
  • MaxCap
  • Merchant Money
  • Investec
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • Regency Factors
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • InvoCap
  • Accelerated Payments
  • iwoca
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • Creative Capital

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA number 730445)
We are a credit broker and not a lender and offer credit facilities from a panel of lenders

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