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Our History

The Coface group has contributed since its establishment to the performance and growth of businesses

While becoming more and more international, the Coface group has contributed since its establishment to the performance and growth of businesses of all sizes worldwide, and to building and conveying a climate of trust among economic players.
1946
  • Establishment of Coface, a French company specialising in export credit insurance
 
1992
  • Start of international expansion. Gradual development of the network in new countries, most notably Germany and Austria in 1991 and UK and Italy in 1992.
  • Creation of CreditAlliance, a worldwide network of insurance companies, business information agencies, multiline insurance companies and factoring companies
 
1994
  • Coface privatised. The Group continues to handle public guarantees on behalf of the French State.
 
1998
  • Coface Croatia is established, offering debt collection and business information services
 
2006
  • Coface becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis, the financing, asset management and financial services arm of the BPCE Group, France's second largest banking group
 
2011
  • Activities refocused on credit insurance, its traditional core business
 
2012
  • Launch of Coface Global Solutions (a set of services aimed at multinationals) and Top Liner (complementary cover to the classic credit insurance)
 
2013
  • The introduction of Coface credit insurance in Croatia
 
2014
  • Success of the Coface IPO on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. As of July 2nd 2014, the resulting shareholding is as follows: Public: 58.50%; Natixis: 41.24%; Employees: 0.26%.
  • Direct presence in 67 countries
  • Guarantees delivered in nearly 200 countries
 
 2015
  • Launch of EasyLiner, CofaServe, CofaNet Policy Master, Express Credit Limit and Dashboards
  • Re-Launch of InfoIcon
 
 2017
  • Ukraine serviced by Coface Central European Holding AG
 
 2019
  • Launch of Business Finder
  • Acquisition of PKZ, the leading credit insurance company in Slovenia
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