Berne Union

Trade Credit Risk Climate: Number of Business Insolvencies Peak in 2016

Despite increased claims core markets remain soft due to an ongoing growth in volumes of insured business Members of the International Union of Credit and Investment Insurers (Berne Union) and the International Credit Insurance and Surety Association (ICISA) have signalled high levels of claims for 2016 in the latest joint industry member survey. Data trends suggest a peak, with claims ... Read More »

Credit Insurance:  Global Trade Continues to Grow, but Risks Increase

Rising claims hamper positive outlook Amsterdam / London, 30 March 2016 – Members of the Berne Union and members of the International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA) report a positive development of global trade in 2015 and expect a mixed picture for 2016. They expect growth in premium income and insured turnover. However this outlook is influenced by a ... Read More »

Berne Union and IFC Agree to scale up collaboration to boost global trade and investment

Washington, D.C./London, May 22, 2013—At a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., the Berne Union and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, agreed to scale up their collaboration to address the challenging environment for global trade and investment, in a coordinated effort to create new solutions and address shortfalls in financing faced by emerging market borrowers. Amid continued market ... Read More »

Record Amount of Trade Credit Insured By Berne Union Members

LONDON, 30 April 2013.  Members of the Berne Union – International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – saw the value of credit and investment insured in 2012 grow by 2.4 per cent, reaching in excess of US$ 1.8 trillion. This matches the 2.4 per cent growth in exports for 2012 according to the United Nations Statistics Division. Collectively, Berne ... Read More »