About Coface

Our History

THE COFACE GROUP HAS BEEN A CATALYST TO BUSINESS GROWTH AND PERFORMANCE SINCE ESTABLISHMENT

2016:
  • Coface Credit Insurance GCC, a subsidiary of Coface SA, was established in DIFC and licensed by DFSA in 2016,  provides insurance management and intermediation services to Coface business partners.
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
2012:
  • Launch of Coface Global Solutions (a set of services aimed at multinationals) and Top Liner (complementary cover to the classic credit insurance)
2011 :
  • Activities refocused on credit insurance, its traditional core business.
2007:
  • Coface Emirates Services, a subsidiary of Coface SA, established its first office in DIFC, Dubai in 2007, providing business information and credit management solutions.
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.
1994 :
  • Coface privatised. The Group continues to handle public guarantees on behalf of the French State.
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 Coface Partner Network, a worldwide network of insurance companies, business information agencies, multiline insurance companies and factoring companies.
 
1946:
  • Coface is created as an insurance company specialized in export credit insurance. 
  • Coface manages its own products and also French government export guarantees.
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