General Information

Export Financing Principles

We finance your capital goods exports to emerging/developing countries with coverage provided by a government ECA or loan insurance.

Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV)

The Swiss export risk insurance is called the SERV . iThe purpose of this government institution is to assist exporting companies by assuming certain risks. The following risks are covered by the SERV : political and transfer risks, del credere risks, manufacturing risks and contingent currency risks. The SERV office is located in Zurich.


Costs such as interest margins, fees, residual risk premiums, agency fees, management fees, fees of the relevant export credit agency (ECA), or SERV for Switzerland, local bank charges, etc. for all listed products are based on:

  1. the collateral provided in each case,
  2. the risks assumed by the bank,
  3. the equity capital required by the bank, and
  4. the bank's expenses.

Structured financing costs are calculated on an individual basis.


Advice from Our Export Finance Specialists

Our hotline – 0800 880 885 – is at your service Monday through Friday, from 08:00 to 17:00. Or you can contact one of our four Trade Finance Service Centers in Switzerland.

* Telephone calls can be recorded. 

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Telephone 0800 88 88 74  

(free of charge) *

Useful links

Export Credit Agencies & Insurance

Federal Department of Economic Affairs