Lex-Tek International Services for Bankers, Non-Bank Lenders, Financial Advisors and Trustees for Securitized Transactions
As lenders today, you are faced with
a number of strategic dilemmas. Your customers no longer distinguish
between U.S., overseas or export sales. Theirs is a global
marketplace. If you exclude international receivables from
their borrowing base, there is a lender down the street that
Here is a simple diagram of how this on-line system works:
At the same time, you do not want to alienate your borrower due to high costs or administrative burdens. That is where Trade Banker® has solutions for every bank's needs, large or small.
There are three different options available for how to effectively use Trade Banker®:
I. If your customer has an insurance policy, you can REQUIRE that they use Trade Banker® to manage their policy while providing you with the reported details as part of their debt covenants. The cost per borrower is minimal. It is like a telephone bill only self-liquidating because of savings in administrative coats and reduced human errors. Best of all, your customer can make you a user on its system to audit, download and transmit information to loan administrator. You can also pay the policyholder's premium on its behalf (nonpayment of premiums being one of the most common reasons for claim denial).
If you are a small lender, a side benefit of this system is that it can help you manage country risk -- yours and your borrowers. a "World" policy can be established with countries as "buyers" with individual credit limits. "Invoices" become country risk utilization and "Payments" reduce utilization.
II. If you have an insurance policy covering shipments from multiple customers, you can use Trade Banker® just like a borrower, but maintain records for ALL of your customers in your own secure database. The cost can be passed on to the borrowers as fees or paid for through balance requirements or other cost-offsetting mechanisms. The cost in this case, like before, is modest when compared to the services received.
One of the best features for your borrowers is that they can provide invoice and payment information to you in delimited ASCII format to upload the data electronically into Trade Banker®. By using Trade Banker's® convenient data management feature, you can also provide customers with Microsoft Excel® formatted reports. Both you and your customer/borrower can benefit from the system without the added hassle of paper shuffling and "telephone tag".
The regulators and your credit committee will be less likely to cite your practices for improvement if you have a system that reduces errors and costs less than hiring trade experts to provide you with auditable records.
III. If you have customers with insurance polices as well as one of your own, you can license the software for installation on your own Intranet system. This is recommended for high volume users or trade finance departments that manage a wide variety of insured financing programs. It can also be a great way to manage securitized receivables financing either for a single customer or as a multiple customer program. The program may even be able to reduce the cost of administration and funding by assuring policy compliance and accurate record keeping, always a competitive issue.
Trade Banker® is a cost-efficient system of managing your trade credit insurance needs to:
Trade Banker® is a service and, whether used on-line or installed on your own operating system, it pays for itself. AND you are only paying only for this service, not for extraneous features or additional products that you do not need or want.
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