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

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

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We are a credit broker and not a lender and offer credit facilities from a panel of lenders

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