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Trade Credit: Celebrating Our First Virtual Conference and Analysing the Market in 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Following our appearance earlier this month at Aon’s Credit Solutions Conference (CSC), which ran from 7th – 11th December, we are pleased to say that our first virtual conference was a resounding success. Several key members from our Credit team including Underwriting Director - Credit Ray Massey, and three of our Senior Commercial Underwriters Shane West, Nick Dando, and Dan Forrester not only thoroughly enjoyed CSC 2020 but spoke of their appetite to attend more virtual events in the future – an increasingly likely possibility considering the current state of the events industry.

The virtual stand proved a handy insight in to TMHCC’s policy offering and generated interesting debate. Topics were centred around the current pandemic and the expert panel of speakers offered a diverse viewpoint which made for interesting debates, including much discussion around Brexit and the challenges it may bring in the future. The event also featured some informative pieces within the finance markets, and we know from experience how inter-twined they are with our Credit Insurance products.  

Initial online responses, alongside our own, concludes that the event was a great success. It may even be that the new format of a virtual event can open doors to a wider audience, and is something that we may see lots more of in the future.

Recently our Risk Underwriting Manager – Credit, Chris Arden examined the state of the advertising and media sectors in his latest article – with particular reference to the impact lockdown measures have had on advertising spend.

Similarly, our Senior Underwriter – Credit, Laura Devoir took a closer look at the food and drink sector, analysing how and where demand has shifted as consumer behaviour has changed in 2020; read the full article here.

Looking further afield, Senior Underwriter – Credit, Alice Bremner offered astute analysis of the UK’s construction market which, despite the pandemic, has seen positive improvements including payment performance and an uptick in warehousing space – learn more here.

Senior Risk Underwriter – Credit, Tom Bryant reflects on a challenging year for the metals sector in his recent piece, with Brexit uncertainty and the pandemic causing a decline in the automotive market.

Looking at the wider picture, Senior Underwriter – Credit, Fiona O’Brien highlights some areas of recovery within the UK’s economy, but the looming threat of large job losses still remains – read her article here.

If you are interested in learning more about our Trade Credit insurance policies, you can explore our range of products here. To speak directly to our Director of Underwriting - Credit, Ray Massey, contact him on +44 (0)20 7680 2939 or email [email protected].