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The most important asset to a business is not the obvious physical assets but the key person or persons.

In the event of a key person’s death or disablement, a business may be forced to sell assets to maintain cash flow – particularly if creditors press for payment or debtors hold back payment. Similarly, customers and suppliers may not feel confident in the trading capacity of the business and its credit rating could fall if lenders are not prepared to extend credit. Outstanding loans owed by the business to the owners (or their beneficiaries) may also be called up for immediate repayment.

Why Asset Protection is so important?

Asset Protection can provide your business with enough cash to preserve its asset base so it can repay debts, free up cash flow and maintain its credit standing if a business owner or loan guarantor dies or becomes disabled. It can also release personal guarantees secured by the business owner’s assets (such as the family home).