Posting guarantees via a letter of credit or a letter of guarantee can tie up working capital because financial institutions demand collateral when issuing guarantees on your behalf. Many banks will forego collateral when you have an Account Performance Security Guarantee because it provides them with 100 per cent protection.
Free up your cash flow
With an Account Performance Security Guarantee in place, your financial institution is assured it will receive full payment for any calls against your guarantees. This means that additional collateral is probably not required—so you can focus your cash flow on other business priorities.
Grow your business faster
When your financial institution is protected with an Account Performance Security Guarantee, they have the confidence to issue guarantees on your behalf as needed without repeating time-consuming and costly paperwork. The process is streamlined with predictable turnaround times giving you the ability to pursue promising business opportunities as they arise.
Peace of mind
An Account Performance Security Guarantee covers your letter of guarantee issuance requirements at a pre-set rate so you know exactly what bonding capacity you have to work with during the year, and at what cost.
In evaluating applications, we assess a number of factors - among them:
- managerial, technical and financial capabilities of your company;
- contractual terms;
- review of the guarantee;
- the conditions and economic outlook in your customer’s country, and the customer’s profile;
- Canadian exports of goods and services, or other significant benefits to Canada.
Costs are based on the associated risks and the duration of the guarantee.