Trading with foreign partners, both through purchase and sale, can present significant risks. These risks become increasingly higher the longer the credit periods are. Generally, bank transactions are secured through certified letters of credit. These can lead to significant financing requirements for a company. It isn’t always straightforward to get sufficient credit lines from the bank, as they often exclude certain countries or only provide small capacities. When the bank’s credit line has been exhausted, the financing typically comes to an end.
Through our many years of experience and contacts, we have relationships with specialist financing companies who specialize in international trade financing and are independent from banks. If your credit lines with the bank have been exhausted or you need trade financing for a particular country which is not covered by the bank, our partners can really be of use.
Our areas of expertise
Optimise your risk management and secure your debts against payment defaults.
With the help of purchase financing you can ensure you get early payment discounts and rebates without being constrained by deadlines.
Through trade financing you can secure liquidity for trade and protect yourself against economic and political risks.
Using inventory financing you can convert your tied up capital in inventory into additional liquidity.
As with factoring, you sell your account receivables through forfaiting. Thereby profiting from additional liquidity and protecting you from bad debt.
Longer credit periods for the buyer, faster liquidity for the suppliers – with reverse factoring both profit.
With factoring you can convert your account receivables into direct liquidity and create financial freedom for your company. Additionally, you are protecting yourself against bad debt.
Through leasing, capital goods – from production machinery through to IT systems – are not purchased but instead can be used over time. As there are no purchasing costs, leasing protects the liquidity.
As your business grows so does your financing requirement. We can help you to get additional credit lines from banks.
Not all invoices are paid within the due date – in these situations debt collection companies can help you with the dunning process right through to legal foreclosure.
Trust is good but knowing in advance is better: avoid payment defaults and get credit references and credit worthiness reports about your business partner.
Capital goods credit insurance
Using capital goods credit insurance, safeguard production risks as well as lengthy credit periods.
Guarantee and surety insurance
With guarantee and surety insurance, the insurer undertakes warranties, guarantees and similar sureties in order to fulfil your liabilities.
Additional Top-up cover helps to avoid shortfalls in credit insurance policies.
Single-buyer credit insurance protects you against the default risk of individual buyers.
The multi-buyer policy is a special type of credit insurance which allows you to insure a selected group of clients.
Preferential payment insurance
Protect yourself with retrospective coverage against insolvency disputes.
A lot of business transactions are based on trust. Insure your company against abuse of this trust from personnel or fraudulent internet crime.