Thanking Verena Utzinger for more than 22 years of service to SERV

After more than 22 years at SERV and its predecessor organisation ERG, Verena Utzinger is going into her well-deserved retirement Read more

Extension of the temporary relaxation of advance payment conditions

The OECD has extended the temporary relaxation of advance payment conditions by one year, until 4 November 2023. Read more



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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

FAQS Ukraine conflict

Questions and answers on the impact of the Ukraine conflict on current and future SERV insurance cover 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.