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Review of the credit insurance sector by Moody's

March 27, 2020
The rating agency Moody's confirmed Coface’s Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) A2 rating on 27 March 2020. The outlook for this rating has been changed to negative.

Poland Payment Survey: reduced payment delays, but a challenging outlook

March 6, 2020
Despite the economic slowdown, Coface’s latest survey on business payments in Poland shows that payment delays have systematically shortened since 2017 – but the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the Polish economy remains to be seen.

Coface capitalizes on its strategic successes and launches Build to Lead, its new 2023 strategic plan

February 25, 2020
Build to Lead will broaden and deepen the business and cultural transformation initiated in Fit to Win. In particular the new plan will: Continue to strengthen risk management and underwriting discipline; Improve service, and commercial and operational efficiency; Invest in select growth initiatives in trade credit insurance as well as in specialty lines; Maintain balance sheet strength.

COFACE SA: Shareholding evolution

February 25, 2020
COFACE SA (“COFACE”) acknowledges the announcement made today by Natixis of its sale of 29.5% of the share capital of COFACE to Arch Capital Group Ltd (“Arch”) as well as Arch’s affirmed support of COFACE’s current management and of its new 2023 strategic plan Build to Lead.

AM Best assigns A (Excellent) rating to Compagnie française d'assurance pour le commerce extérieur and to Coface Re SA

February 24, 2020
Rating agency AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) to Compagnie française d'assurance pour le commerce extérieur (la Compagnie) and to Coface Re. Both ratings have a stable outlook. The agency has also affirmed the FSR of Coface North America Insurance Company (CNAIC) to A (Excellent). The outlook remains stable.

COFACE SA: Agreement to acquire GIEK Kredittforsikring

February 5, 2020
COFACE SA announces that it has signed an agreement with the Norwegian ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries regarding the acquisition of GIEK Kredittforsikring.

FY-2019 results: Record net income up 20% at €146.7m and proposed dividend per share of €1.0

February 5, 2020
We have completed our Fit to Win plan with record results, despite a riskier economic environment. Our net income is up by 20%, to €147m. The tangible return on equity comes in at 9.1%, excluding non-recurring items. Record retention and a pick-up in new business boosted growth to 5.9%. Finally, in terms of capital, the French regulator authorised our usage of our internal model to calculate the solvency requirement. Our solvency ratio stands at 190%, up 21 points, which allows us to propose a payment of a dividend of €1.0 per share to the Shareholders Annual General Assembly.

Political and environmental risks are the main threats facing businesses in 2020

February 4, 2020
As Coface launches the 2020 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook, Chief Economist Julien Marcilly today presents the main threats for the global economy in 2020 at the Coface Country Risk Conference in Paris. The US-China trade agreement will not be enough to rekindle international trade.

Turkey Payment Survey 2019: better picture in payment term but companies remain cautions regarding economic prospects

January 23, 2020
Right after the recession that the economy went into during the second half of 2018 the private sector remains mixed in terms of the economic outlook.

AM Best affirms A (Excellent) rating to Coface North America Insurance Company, with stable outlook

December 20, 2019
Rating agency AM Best, on 17 December 2019, has affirmed Coface North America Insurance Company’s ‘A’ (Excellent) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating, with a stable outlook.