Coface was originally established in France by the government in 1946 to support French exports. Now, the Coface Group is:
- A world leader in export credit insurance
- France's leading source of credit information
- Still the manager of French government export guarantees
Information on the Credit Management industry can be obtained from the following associations (each of which Coface is a member):
The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) is the largest professional credit management organisation in Europe. It represents the credit profession across trade, consumer and export credit, as well as in related activities such as collections, credit reporting, credit insurance and insolvency.
The Association of British Insurers
The ABI (Association of British Insurers) represents the collective interests of the UK’s insurance industry, of which credit insurance is a part. The Association speaks out on issues of common interest; helps to inform and participate in debates on public policy issues; and also acts as an advocate for high standards of customer service in the insurance industry.
ABI briefing sheet on Credit Insurance
The Credit Services Association - CSA
The Credit Services Association (CSA) is the National Association in the UK for companies active in relation to unpaid credit accounts; debt recovery agencies, tracing and allied professional services.