About Export Credit Guarantees for Financial Institutions
An export credit guarantee enables exporters to secure themselves against the insolvency of a foreign buyer or long-term nonpayment when selling goods or providing services with a deferred payment.
An export credit guarantee covers commercial (buyer’s risks), as well as political risks.
An export credit guarantee provides up to 90% risk coverage concerning commercial risk and up to 95% risk coverage concerning political risk, of the total sum of an export transaction.
The maximum period of a deferred payment of a transaction covered with export credit guarantee can be up to 730 days (2 years).
The maximum amount of an export credit guarantee or the maximum amount of ALTUM obligations for losses that have incurred due to non payment by one foreign customer is EUR 2 million.
An export credit guarantee may cover both the buyer’s risk and the risk of the guarantor of the buyer’s obligations – bank or buyer’s associated company if having certain doubt about the liquidity of the buyer’s obligator.
The objective of an export credit guarantee is to cover the risks of export deals or to serve as a collateral for the receipt of financing necessary for export deals, for instance, factoring.
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