A domestic credit insurance contract is a policy that covers the risk of the non-payment of future commercial credit as a result of the failure to pay within the agreed terms and conditions (protracted default) or the insolvency of the buyer. To evaluate the effective level of financial protection offered by trade credit policies, we collected a database of contracts issued between 2006 and 2013 by a number of Italian insurance companies, which account for 80-85% of the Italian market. We find that, to be considered as able to mitigate credit risk, the policies must have their contract clauses changed. In that case, such a policy, if accepted by the supervisory authority, could permit banks to reduce the capital requirement connected with the discount of trade credits. These results are particularly important for insurance companies.

Can domestic trade credit insurance contracts be effective collateral for banks? A quantitative study of the Italian market / Bazzana, Flavio; de Laurentis, Giacomo; Pisani, Raoul; Trinca Colonel, Renata. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FINANCE. - ISSN 1466-4364. - ELETTRONICO. - 2020, 26:13(2020), pp. 1239-1252. [10.1080/1351847X.2019.1627377]

Can domestic trade credit insurance contracts be effective collateral for banks? A quantitative study of the Italian market

Bazzana, Flavio;Pisani, Raoul;
2020-01-01

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A domestic credit insurance contract is a policy that covers the risk of the non-payment of future commercial credit as a result of the failure to pay within the agreed terms and conditions (protracted default) or the insolvency of the buyer. To evaluate the effective level of financial protection offered by trade credit policies, we collected a database of contracts issued between 2006 and 2013 by a number of Italian insurance companies, which account for 80-85% of the Italian market. We find that, to be considered as able to mitigate credit risk, the policies must have their contract clauses changed. In that case, such a policy, if accepted by the supervisory authority, could permit banks to reduce the capital requirement connected with the discount of trade credits. These results are particularly important for insurance companies.
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Bazzana, Flavio; de Laurentis, Giacomo; Pisani, Raoul; Trinca Colonel, Renata
Can domestic trade credit insurance contracts be effective collateral for banks? A quantitative study of the Italian market / Bazzana, Flavio; de Laurentis, Giacomo; Pisani, Raoul; Trinca Colonel, Renata. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FINANCE. - ISSN 1466-4364. - ELETTRONICO. - 2020, 26:13(2020), pp. 1239-1252. [10.1080/1351847X.2019.1627377]
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