SERV is closed on 26 and 27 May 2022

SERV is closed for the Ascension Day weekend on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May 2022. Read more

Did you know that exports generate 80% of the MEM industry’s revenue?

Switzerland’s mechanical, electrical and metal (MEM) industry is innovative and productive, which is why 80% of its revenue is generated by exports.… Read more



Lausanne | Séance de formation SERV 2022 (Français)

Assurer et financer mes exportations de biens ou de services au moyen des produits d’assurance SERV (langue de formation : français)
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SERV’s climate strategy

As part of worldwide measures against climate change, Switzerland aims to achieve the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The… Read more

SERV supports educational initiative in Ghana

SERV is insuring a buyer credit of EUR 152.6 million to finance the construction of nine vocational training centres in Ghana. In so doing, it is… Read more



SERV insures

What does SERV do?

SERV insures Swiss exports against political risks and del credere risk (commercial risk). In other words, we give you, the exporter, the security of knowing that you will be paid for your goods and services. Moreover, our insurance and guarantees help you finance your export transactions and conserve your company's cash. We also advise you on key issues during transactions, including contract drafting.

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How do I apply for insurance?

You can only apply for SERV insurance or guarantees through our online application portal. Please note that the information you provide on the application is binding.

Short- or long-term?

How does SERV define short-term and medium- or long-term?

A credit period of less than 24 months is considered short-term. If the credit period is 24 months or more, the transaction is considered medium- or long-term. The credit period covers the period between delivery as contracted and the final agreed instalment payment. It is not affected by the manufacturing period.