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Bad debts can be a massive issue in the building game.

Insolvency, administration, bankruptcy and receivership are all commonly heard words for contractors in this space.

You might be able to survive a $20k unpaid debt when a builder falls over, but what if that debt was $200k?  Could your business survive?

Thankfully you can protect yourself with trade credit insurance.

We should start by saying that credit insurance is not for everyone.  Premiums start from around $10,000 per year, so the cover is typically used only by companies turning over at least a few million dollars per year.

Unfortunately there are no insurance products available to help the smaller contractors turning over a few hundred grand a year (which is most Trade Risk clients), but if you are up in the 7-figure range it is certainly worth considering.

For more information about trade credit insurance please call us on 1800 808 800.