The Berne Union is the leading global association for the export credit and investment insurance industry

Our members include government-backed official export credit agencies, multilateral financial institutions, and private credit insurers from right across the globe...

Annually, Berne Union members provide around USD 2.5 trillion of payment risk protection to banks, exporters and investors - equivalent to 13% of world cross border trade for goods and services (calculated with respect to WTO statistics).

This website contains information about our organisation, members, industry and activities.

Latest News

Publications
22/11/2021

Business Confidence Index Q4.21 Published

2021 looks set to end on a high, with a predicted upsurge in demand for cover matched by continued strong risk appetite among underwriters. A moderate anticipat...
Press Release
11/11/2021

TXF Feature Interviews from the Berne Union AGM: State of play in export credit with BU President Michal Ron

TXF conducted a series of interviews with Berne Union Officials on the side lines of our AGM in Budapest - kicking off with President Michal Ron
MC Announcement
09/11/2021

Appointment of new Elected Officials and Institutional Representatives to the Berne Union's Management Committee

In elections and voting following the 2021 AGM, the Berne Union has appointed new Officials for the ECA and PC Committees as well as 5 new institutional represe...
Press Release
27/10/2021

Financial Times feature on export credit during the pandemic

Based on an interview with Berne Union President Michal Ron, on the sidelines of the 2021 AGM in Budapest
Press Release
20/10/2021

Berne Union Acknowledgement of the Finance in Common Joint Declaration of Public Development Banks

Signed by 450 public development banks, the Declaration affirms commitment to support the transformation of the global economy towards sustainable and resilient...
Press Release
13/10/2021

Credit insurers cautiously optimistic as merchandise trade returns to pre-pandemic levels

Oct Press Release: Industry Data for 2021 H1 from the sidelines of the Berne Union AGM in Budapest
Member News
07/10/2021

New Member: Saudi Exim Bank

Saudi Eximbank assumes membership in its capacity as the official ECA of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following transfer from SFD/SEP
Publications
29/09/2021

September BUlletin: New Foundations

Rapid business transformation, due to COVID and climate is presenting huge opportunities for both business development and process improvement
Publications
21/09/2021

Business Confidence Index Q3.21 Published

BCI Q3 Report confirms a steady improvement in both demand and risk appetite during the first half of 2021, while emerging claims have remained low
Member News
21/09/2021

Peder Lundquist appointed CEO of EKF Denmark's Export Credit Agency

EKF’s Board of Directors has today appointed Peder Lundquist Chief Executive Officer of EKF Denmark's Export Credit Agency.
Publications
11/08/2021

2020 State of the Industry Report

Analysis of data and trends in the export credit and investment insurance industry during 2020

Upcoming meetings

Project Finance Webinar Series

Dec 2021
Online / Shindig
A series of online webinars beginning Autumn 2021, exploring current trends in project finance activity: deal ...

Practitioners' Data Workshop

12-13 Jan 2022
Webinar
A Data Workshop in January for the Practitioners related to data submissions and BU Data-related Tools

Prague Club Committee Biennial Meeting - Dubai

08-10 Feb 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ECI will be hosting the Prague Club Committee meeting in Dubai from 8 - 10 February 2022

Digitalisation Specialist Meeting - Como

23-25 Feb 2022
Como, Italy
Specialist meeting to discuss developments in the field of digitalisation and customer experience

Spring Meeting 2022 - Brussels

28-01 Mar 2022
Brussels, Belgium
The 2022 Spring Meeting will take place from 28 March - 1 April, in Brussels, Belgium