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Member News
16/02/2024

Changes in the Bank Board of EXIMBANKA SR

The Government of the Slovak Republic appointed a new top management team for the Export-Import Bank of the Slovak Republic as of February 2024
Press Release
15/02/2024

BU90 Stakeholder event 27th Feb - Public live stream

Join Us in Celebrating the Berne Union's 90th Anniversary by connecting for our live streamed panel discussion
Press Release
22/01/2024

Exciting Milestone Alert: Celebrating 90 Years of the Berne Union

BU 90th Anniversary Video
Climate Working Group
19/01/2024

Climate Working Group: Dubai COP28 Workshop recordings available online

The BU CWG held a practical in-person workshop, coinciding with COP28 in Dubai on 6th December 2023
Secretariat Update
17/01/2024

New joiners at the BU Secretariat: Carla Senatore (Deputy Secretary General) and Yerim Lee (Secondee)

From January 2024 we welcome Carla and Yerim to the Secretariat Team
Publications
10/01/2024

BU Publications 2024: Call for submissions on international trade finance and investment

Are you interested in submitting an article or thought-piece for the Berne Union's publications in 2024? Contact us with your synopsis
BU Data
14/12/2023

Business Confidence Index Q4.23 Published

We see renewed demand for export credit insurance and expect a strong end to the year. Insurers are seeing increasing claims as high interest rates and higher i...
MC Announcement
13/12/2023

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

In elections and voting following the 2023 AGM, the Berne Union has appointed new Officials for the ECA and PC Committees as well as 6 new institutional represe...
Publications
12/12/2023

2023 Berne Union Yearbook: The Tools of Transition

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflecting on the key themes of 2023 and expectations for the coming year
Member News
11/12/2023

Everest and The Hartford confirmed as Full BU Members

In online voting following the AGM, Everest and The Hartford have been formally promoted to full BU Members
Press Release
22/11/2023

BU ECAs in the Asia Pacific Region affirm commitment to collaboration on ESG at 12th annual CEO Meeting of the RCG (Regional Cooperation Group)

the 12th Annual RCG CEO Forum was hosted in Bangkok this week by EXIM Thailand
Publications
20/09/2023

September BUlletin Published: BU Climate Working Group: The continuing momentum for change

Plus: New technology risk, the South American CPRI market, war risk, and SOE responsibility
Climate Working Group
15/09/2023

BU Climate working group engagement with NZECA on their ‘incubation' initiative

Guest presentation from the UN-Convened Net-Zero Export Credit Alliance (NZECA) on how they are working to promote collaboration on climate leadership
Publications
04/09/2023

State of the Industry Report 2022 Published

We have just published our annual report outlining the state of the export credit insurance industry at the end of 2022
BU Data
31/08/2023

Business Confidence Index Q3.23 Published

Trade credit insurance has seen a normalisation of both claims and risk appetite through the first half of the year. The industry is maintaining capacity for ML...
Events
31/08/2023

Finance in Common: Export credit as a mobiliser of private capital for sustainable economic development - register now!

The Berne Union is leading a side event at the 2023 Finance in Common Summit of Public Development Banks in Cartagena on 6th September,
Job Vacancy
27/07/2023

Job Posting: Deputy Secretary General

The BU is hiring a Deputy to assist the Secretary General in the day-to-day business of the Secretariat
Events
17/07/2023

BU Claims & Recoveries Specialist Meeting

The event featured a wide range of insightful sessions and discussions that catered to the diverse needs and interests of the Claims and Recoveries Specialists....
Events
14/07/2023

BU PF Specialist Meeting: Positive outlook for Project Finance despite uncertain macro environment

The PF industry is looking positive in the post-pandemic landscape and despite the uncertain macro environment a healthy appetite for green and renewable projec...
Secretariat Update
29/06/2023

Secondee Programme: Opportunity for a Project Coordinator

The Berne Union is inviting applications for a secondee to join the Secretariat as a Research Project Coordinator
Publications
22/06/2023

June BUlletin: Claims: Controling Chaos, and Risk Versus Reality

In this edition we explore BU claims data and its relation to predicting risk since the pandemic, we also feature a broker's eye view of the state of the CPRI m...
BU Data
07/06/2023

Business Confidence Index Q2.23 Published

The tightening credit environment has seen an overall contraction in demand and ST risk appetite as BU members signal rising claims. Green investment continues ...
Member News
01/06/2023

New BU Member: EXIM Bank Malaysia

Following a presentation of their business to the Berne Union Spring Meeting in Brussels and a vote among Members, Malaysia EXIM have been admitted as an Observ...
Member News
16/05/2023

EximBank Romania becomes Exim Banca Romaneasca

Exim Bank Romania changes brand identity
Secretariat Update
11/05/2023

Paul Heaney Appointed as Secretary General

In an announcement at the 2023 Spring Meeting in Brussels this week, Paul Heaney has been confirmed as the SG of the Berne Union
Press Release
11/05/2023

PRESS RELEASE: Brussels Spring Meeting 2023

Export credit is well positioned to adapt and innovate as we enter a new era of risk in the wake of the pandemic and war in Ukraine
Member News
28/04/2023

Change in Management Board of SID Bank

New President of Management Board has been appointed recently
Publications
21/04/2023

April BUlletin: Landmark modernisation for OECD Arrangement

A bold agreement for the Arrangement marks a positive development for our industry. Also featuring digital access to export finance for China SMEs, challenging...
Member News
04/04/2023

From EKF to EIFO (Denmark’s Export & Investment Fund) as of 1 April 2023

EIFO has become Denmark's ECA.
BU Data
10/03/2023

Business Confidence Index Q1.23 Published

Demand remains buoyant for ST and MLT business following strong global trade performance in 2022. Underwriters remain cautious amid high inflation, widespread g...
Publications
28/02/2023

February BUlletin: What's on the horizon for 2023?

The pick of key issues to look out for in 2023 – from macro trends, potentially choppy seas for smaller ECAs, possibilities for using Islamic finance in the re...
Job Vacancy
24/02/2023

Job Posting: Secretary General Position

The BU is advertising for the position of Secretary General, leading the overall work of the BU-Sec team. Applications by 24th March
Secretariat Update
17/02/2023

Passing of Vinco David - Berne Union Secretary General 2017 - 2022

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Vinco David, Secretary General of the BU from 2017 - 2022
Climate Working Group
01/02/2023

Atradius DSB shares insight into its Green Products Development

New financial products to support energy transition through innovation
Climate Working Group
24/01/2023

Climate Working Group representatives share highlights from the UN COP27

Debrief from the participants of the UN COP27 in Egypt
Member News
23/01/2023

New Management Board of HBOR

Hrvoje Čuvalo Appointed as the President, Josip Pavković and Alan Herjavec as Members of the Management Board
Publications
19/01/2023

BU Publications 2023: Call for submissions on international trade finance and investment

Are you interested in submitting an article or thought-piece for the Berne Union's publications in 2023? Contact us with your synopsis
Secretariat Update
19/01/2023

Departure of Vinco David as Secretary General

The Berne Union wishes to announce that after almost 6 years in the role of Secretary General and several other roles before, Vinco David is leaving the Berne U...
Secretariat Update
16/01/2023

Emily Kate Gray joins the BU Secretariat as MLT Committee Manager

EK joins from EDC Canada, and as MLT Manager will be supporting the dialogue between public and private BU members active in MLT cross-border credit and investm...
Member News
13/01/2023

Change of Board of EXIMBANKA SR

EXIMBANKA SR announces changes in their Management Board
Publications
19/12/2022

2022 Berne Union Yearbook: The Marriage of Resilience and Efficiency

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflect on the key themes of 2022, and expectations for the coming year
Member News
09/12/2022

New Observer Member: Vantage Risk

Vantage have been voted in as new Observer Members of the Berne Union's MLT Committee
Secretariat Update
08/12/2022

Joshua Koehler and Lewis Evans join the BU Secretariat Team

We are delighted to welcome two new hires to the BU Secretariat, Joshua Koehler and Lewis Evans who are joining to support our data analysis and economic resear...
BU Data
05/12/2022

Business Confidence Index Q4.22 Published

Demand for credit and political risk cover continues to grow amidst a gloomy economic outlook for 2023. Risk appetite among underwriters remains tight, with the...
Climate Working Group
28/11/2022

Low Carbon Transition: Tracking Green Finance Progress

SINOSURE summarises progress on corporate strategy, green assessment, products and services, and risk management since 2020
Publications
25/11/2022

November BUlletin: Digitalisation as a business leadership imperative

Technology-driven trade and client interaction are nothing new. But increasing investment in digitalisation of fundamental business processes and decision makin...
Press Release
10/11/2022

Sub-Saharan Africa in the spotlight at BU AGM in Rwanda

Sub-Saharan Africa in the spotlight as Berne Union Members weigh solid signs of pandemic recovery against rising political and economic risks
MC Announcement
10/11/2022

Maëlia Dufour (Bpifrance) elected President of the Berne Union

Maëlia is joined by Benjamin Mugisha (ATI) as her Vice President, along with new officials elected to lead the Berne Union's ST and MLT Committees
BU Data
10/11/2022

H1 2022 Data released from BU AGM shows overall positive growth for the industry

BU Data in the first half of 2022 shows solid signs of continuing post-pandemic recovery, with year-on-year growth across business lines in H1 2022, and a parti...
Member News
09/11/2022

New Corporate Office of ECGC Limited, India

ECGC Limited, India shifts to its new Corporate Premises
Outreach
28/10/2022

Finance in Common: BU engagement on how export credit support a green and just transition

Berne Union President Michal Ron contributed a thought piece on how export credit can support a 'green and just transition' as part of a progress reported publi...
Climate Working Group
26/10/2022

Climate Innovation Showcase: Unlocking Off-Grid Power in Africa

MIGA outline a transaction in Africa that includes an equity investor and a non-traditional partnership model on PRI
Climate Working Group
14/10/2022

ECA Net Zero Webinar Recording now available

GFANZ and Berne Union Members discuss Net Zero pathways for export credit
Secretariat Update
26/09/2022

Welcome Jin-Ho SEO to the Secretariat

Jin-Ho is on secondment from BU Member K-SURE and will work to support our research, analysis and project management capabilities over the next 12 months.
Climate Working Group
16/09/2022

ECAs Trajectory Towards Net Zero Webinar

Registration open for the joint Climate Working Group and GFANZ webinar focusing on net zero export credit and the creation of a Net Zero ECA Alliance

Upcoming meetings

BU 90th Anniversary Stakeholder Event

Feb 27, 2024
London, United Kingdom
The BU is holding a stakeholder networking event on 27th of February 2024, in London, hosted by UKEF

MLT Technical Panel 2024

Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2024
Rome, Italy
The MLT TP will take place in March 2024, in Rome.

Digitalisation Specialist Meeting 2024

Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
The meeting will take place from 20-21 March in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by KUKE.

Spring Meeting Oslo 2024

Apr 23 - Apr 25, 2024
Oslo, Norway
The 2024 Spring Meeting will take place in Oslo, hosted by Eksfin

Prague Club Committee Biennial Meeting Athens

May 21 - May 24, 2024
Athens, Greece
ECG will be hosting the Prague Club Committee meeting in Athens in May 2024