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 73 countries around the world...

In 2018, Berne Union members provided 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

Berne Union Yearbook 2019

04/11/2019
On the 85th anniversary of the Berne Union, our yearbook collects insights and analysis from industry leaders on the state of the export credit and in...

PRESS RELEASE: A Challenging environment for trade in the first half of 2019

23/10/2019
Insurers reported a declining volume of new commitments alongside a 21% increase in claims paid, citing uncertainty fuelled by increasingly negative t...

New Vice President Elected

04/10/2019
Christina Westholm-Schröder, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter, at Sovereign Risk Insurance has been elected as the new Vice President of the ...

September BUlletin: Trade in Flux

17/09/2019
Latest edition of the Berne Union newsletter with perspectives on international trade, finance and investment from the export credit and political ris...

Berne Union to Host Capacity Sharing Marketplace in India

29/08/2019
This will be a joint workshop for export credit and development institutions, focusing on innovation in Climate Finance, Blended Finance and Infrastru...

July BUlletin Released

31/07/2019
This edition examines how current trends may influence the future of our industry over the coming decade - featuring the winning essay from the Berne ...

BU Education Scholarship Awarded to Shelley Schad, AXA XL

30/07/2019
The scholarship provides for a fee waiver to join the October 2019 intake of Offenburg University’s Postgraduate course in Finance, Risk and Insurance

Distance Learning in Finance, Risk and Insurance

13/06/2019
The Berne Union has Partnered with Offenburg University to provide special access for members undertaking its PG Certificate in Finance, Risk and Insu...

Central Bank of Egypt looking for potential Business Advisors

05/06/2019
Central Bank of Egypt request

May BUlletin Released

24/05/2019
Addressing the evolving role of international financial institutions in generating sufficient risk capital for development projects and in particular ...

Upcoming meetings

15-17 Apr 2020

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting 2020

London, United Kingdom
The 2020 Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting will take place on 15-17, in London, UK, host...
11-14 May 2020

Spring Meeting 2020

Budapest, Hungary
The 2020 Spring Meeting will take place in May - hosted in Budapest by EXIM Hungary.