New country risk classifications

The following countries have been reassessed by the OECD Country Risk Experts Group and classified in a new country risk category (CRC): Read more

SERV training sessions 2022 – new dates

New dates have been set for the “SERV and its products” basic training session in the second half of 2022: Read more



SERV-Schulung 2022 (Deutsch)

Grundlagen: Die SERV und ihre Produkte (Veranstaltungssprache: Deutsch, virtuelle Durchführung)
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SERV training 2022 (English)

Basics: “SERV and its products” (virtual event in English)
Further reading

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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.