About Allianz Trade in the UK

We insure your trade. You grow with confidence.

For over a century we have helped our B2B customers grow by giving them confidence in tomorrow.

We do this by securing your receivables through tailored trade credit insurance solutions, and connect you to the latest credit risk data to optimise your credit control.

Allianz Trade are also a leading provider of surety bonds, which offer a powerful guarantee for the fulfilment of a contract across a wide range of UK industries.

Our direct team work with business leaders and finance teams across a broad range of sectors.
Our multinationals team bring local expertise and global reach to our multinational clients.
Our broker team work collaboratively with our strategic broking partners.
Clients worldwide
83 Million
Businesses monitored in 160 countries
AA Rating
by Standard & Poor's
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Allianz is the official Worldwide Insurance Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

To help athletes and their teams gain confidence to achieve their goals, Allianz is offering them mentorship, career opportunities, health activities, and insurance solutions & services.

Best Trade Credit Insurer at TFG Trade,
Treasury and Payments Awards

Best Trade Credit
and Political Risk Underwriter 2024

For generations we’ve drawn on our financial strength to support global trade and economic development, continuously looking for new and innovative ways to enable our customers’ growth and confidence in tomorrow.
The origins

Our origin dates back from the creation of SFAC in France in 1927. During the following decades, SFAC prospered and started progressively to expand by acquiring COBAC in 1993 – a Belgian company created in 1929 – and Trade Indemnity in 1996 – a UK company created in 1918.

It allowed SFAC to become the world’s leader in trade credit insurance.

Settling as the world’s leader

In 1998, SFAC continued expanding by acquiring in ACI – created in the US back in 1883 – and SIAC – an Italian company created in 1927. The same year, Allianz bought AGF, shareholder of SFAC. SFAC became Euler-SFAC.

In 2000, Euler got listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and then acquired Hermes in 2002, the world’s fourth trade credit insurer.

Becoming Euler Hermes

In 2003, the Group and all its subsidiaries adopted the name Euler Hermes, before continuing to expand in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America, but also in Europe by raising stake to COSEC, the market leader in Portugal to 50% in 2007.

In 2008, we created World Agency, a dedicated global entity working specifically for multinationals.

A strong expansion
Between 2010 and 2014, we concluded a global distribution partnership with HSBC, Bpi and BNP Paribas. Together with MAPFRE, we created a joint venture in Spain, Solunion, which quickly expanded to Latin America, and increased it interest equity in ICIC – the Israeli credit insurance specialist – to 50%.
Becoming more digital
In 2016, we concluded new partnerships: with Moody’s as well as with Unicredit to provide tailored rating services to European SMEs. In 2016, we also created a new joint venture, China Pacific Property Insurance Company (CPPIC).
Becoming Allianz Trade

In 2018, Allianz Group successfully completed the acquisition of Euler Hermes’s outstanding shares, making it fully owned by the Allianz Group.

In 2022 Euler Hermes re-branded to Allianz Trade, creating even stronger synergies with Allianz, enabling technological advances to help customers trade with confidence.

We are putting sustainability at the heart
of our business and operations.

Fostering a sustainable mindset in our industry and the overall economy is part of Allianz Trade's continued promise – to give confidence in a better tomorrow.

Interested in a policy? Call our expert team from 09:00-17:00, Mon to Fri, or complete our call back form.

0800 056 5452


Get an online quote

Allianz Trade policyholders can call our Customer Line from 09:00-17:00, Mon to Fri, or speak to their usual Allianz Trade contact.

0844 893 0000 (UK)

01 525 5555 (Ireland)