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Trade confidently in the UK and overseas

Protect your business from supply chain risks such as bad debt.

In the expanding global economy, many manufacturers are looking to trade overseas or in new markets. Whilst this is a good opportunity for ambitious businesses, it also presents a number of risks.

Bad debt is one major concern; in order to be competitive and grow effectively, businesses often need to offer open credit to their customers. However, if a customer is suddenly unable to pay their credit debts, the financial impact could be detrimental and in some cases catastrophic.

This is why it is important to know the potential risks of trading with every customer and have the appropriate credit limits and processes in place to protect your business.

Free customer analysis

The Customer Checker is a free service from our Trade Credit team, who will undertake a market credit appraisal.

Choose up to five businesses for us to evaluate and Howden's team will look to provide you with valuable information about your customer. Their global business intelligence network enables them to access accurate information on the performance and stability of over 40 million businesses.

Howden will provide information about your customer such as:

  • Financial health and viability
  • Trading outlook
  • Credit profile including payment practices
  • Adverse information likely to impact on your trade
  • Probability of payment default
  • Potential for fraud
  • General risks that could affect your business

Get in touch 

Howden is the insurance broker that truly understands the manufacturing sector.

To take advantage of Howden’s expertise:

call 0800 048 8753 or email: [email protected]


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