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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.

Tradies Love Trade Risk

In 2017 Trade Risk was awarded a Gold Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    "Excellent service and priced very competative, easy to deal with."
    KJ Metfab Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Very delay response for enquires where it is needed to be improved."
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    "Very Helpful Explained everything well in simple terms."
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    "Seamless service"
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    "Easy to deal with . Would recommend"
    Dominik Terrence Sebastian Wells | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Fast, simple and friendly."
    All Set Electrical Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "For some unknown reason, I managed to overpay our premium, Trade Risk picked up my error and were very prompt to notify me of my error and refunded the money asap."
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    "I felt the insurance was expensive given the level of earnings. I would of expected a reduced fee but it seems that is what happens these days. Less for more fees."
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    "Fantastic service!"
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    "Service and quote was prompt. Can't really comment on how good Trade Risk is. All I did was pay them for a policy, I don't know how good or forthcoming they would be should I need to claim, then I would tell you how good they are! Receiving a payment is a little different from having to pay out. I have never claimed, but if I did have to one day, how good would they be??"
    Pepei Nardella | Tradesman Insurance | Melbourne
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    "Easy to deal with."
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    "Looking for insurance to meet the legal obligations of our electrical contractor's license was easy with Trade Risk and the most competitive price as well!! Thanks."
    The Trustee For The Walt Trust | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Excellent communication and easy to deal with."
    The Trustee For LA Walker & Co Family Trust | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Rang me when I forgot to pay it"
    Kalyn Knight | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "super easy, seamless really. that's the rating so far, lets hope I never have to make a claim"
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    "Excellant service. Made everything simple where the other insurance companies i spoke to made it all too difficult"
    Rod Wardle | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Quick and easy with all insurance needs covered"
    Weimar Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Would recommend"
    Anthony Everett | Tradesman Insurance |
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