The Sports Industry Credit Association (SICA) was founded in 1980 by sporting goods and ski manufacturers and importers. The concept for this not-for-profit organization was born from the need to assemble a network of like suppliers that would work together in exchanging credit information and would also intervene on their behalf in the face of unforeseen difficulties, bankruptcies and retailer re-organization, so that the sport/ski industry would have a common voice to deal with insolvency and credit issues in the sport/ski industry.
Fast forward 35 years later, SICA has evolved tremendously, yet has remained true to its purpose in providing a confidential environment for members to exchange credit information. Today, SICA is considered one of the premiere credit organizations in Canada with a membership base of over 450 members across Canada and the United States.
SICA monitors over 35,000 active retailer accounts and receives multi-billion dollars in accounts receivable data transfer every month from its members. This data has allowed us to develop our comprehensive “SICADEX” credit scoring system, which has become the standard for making accurate credit assessments.
In addition to representing the vast majority of the Canadian Sporting Goods Industry (Footwear, Team Sports, Bicycle, Snow Sports, Golf, Urban and Eyewear) and U.S. Hockey, SICA launched a U.S Snowsport division in 2012 called the NSCA (National Snowsport Credit Association) due to requests for our services in the U.S.A.
Since the launch of the NSCA we have added a number of U.S. divisions such as, U.S. Bicycle, U.S. Footwear, U.S. Golf and U.S. Team.
SICA is constantly evolving and continually strive to improve the quality of its information base. (Please refer to “Our Services” Menu for more information on our available tools and services.)
Join SICA today and start benefiting from the most reliable, comprehensive and timely credit information available.