About Coface in Australia

Coface Australia Branch is part of the Coface Group, a worldwide leader in credit insurance, which offers companies around the globe solutions for trade receivables management. It is also part of the Coface Asia Pacific Region headquartered in Hong Kong. Coface Australia Branch has its head office in Sydney, and has also offices in Melbourne.

Coface Australia Branch  has been assisting companies in Australia to secure and manage their domestic and export trade receivables since 2000. With the granting of an Australian insurers license in 2008 by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA), our clients are afforded the full protection under the local regulatory regime.

4 good reasons to choose us

Historical know-how recognized by many clients, international expertise and a unique database: these are the reasons why Coface is a global leader in risk management.

  • +75years of experience
  • 100kclient companies
  • ~200markets where we operate
  • 195mcompanies listed in our database

Global leader in Trade Credit Insurance

  • Our core business for over 75 years
  • Protect your trade receivables against the risk of non-payment by one of your business strategy
  • Use a decision-support tool to drive your business strategy
  • Coface indemnifies you in the event of non-payment and initiates the collection process
  • Cover your commercial and political risks for complex and one-off transactions for a minimum of A$8M, with our Single Risk solution

Business information: Exclusive insights for informed decision-making

  • Information collected in 195 countries and from 190 million businesses
  • Micro-economic, macro-economic and sector data constantly updated and expanded
  • Access these risk analyses, and secure your supply or distribution chains
  • Assess the strength of your commercial partners using the Coface score, and direct your business strategy accordingly

Debt Collection: Recover Late Payments Anywhere Around The World

Coface International Debt Collection specialises in effective and efficient, stress-free debt recovery:

  • Coface provides a fast and efficient debt collection service whether you are insured or not.
  • Benefit from the assistance of experts dedicated to collection and indemnification from our network of international partners.

Our innovative solutions

Risk Management tool

CofaNet Essentials is your secure online platform for managing your credit insurance policy effortlessly.


Monitor your customer portfolio, manage your guarantees, declare your claims and check the indemnification of your unpaid invoices.

Coface API portal

We provide web data exchange solutions (API) tailored to your company’s needs so you can manage your Coface credit insurance contract within your own tools.


Whether you opt for a simple technical solution or all-inclusive integration, you can connect your company directly to the information provided by Coface allowing you to focus on key risks securely and reliably.


Explore Coface API catalogue: integrated solutions for Trade Credit Insurance and business information.


Your business moves fast – and sometimes your life moves even faster! 


This is why we've created CofaMove: the Coface app for swift credit risk management when you’re on the-go.

 • Identify buyers,
 • Request credit limits,
 • Order information services & reports
 • Track the status of claims & indemnities


CofaMove is available on the AppStore and Google Play

Why should you opt for Coface risk management?

Our mission: to support companies in their development by protecting them against the risks of non-payment which should not be underestimated.

  • 80%of companies are faced with unpaid debts
  • 25%of bankruptcy filings are due to these unpaid debts
  • 10kcredit decisions taken by Coface every day
  • 400risk experts in Coface

Access all Coface's economic intelligence

Coface also boasts proven expertise in the field of economic research, undertaking micro and macro-economic studies as well as risk analyses by country, sector and company, etc.

A number of publications are available to help you assess your risks more effectively and take the right decisions at the right time.

See our economic publications

Our history

  • 1946

    The Compagnie française d’assurance pour le commerce extérieur (Coface) is founded by the French government, which instructs Coface to insure its political, monetary and exceptional trade risks.

  • 1992

    Coface starts to take on an international dimension: Italy (1992), United Kingdom (1994), Germany (1996), Austria (1997), United States (2002)… and in 100 countries worldwide today!

  • 1994

    Most of Coface’s capital is privatised following the privatisation of SCOR, its major shareholder, but the Compagnie continues to manage public guarantees on behalf of the French state.

  • 2002

    Natixis acquires 35.26% of Coface’s capital from SCOR, in the process becoming the majority shareholder.

  • 2006

    Delisted in 2004, Coface becomes a subsidiary of Natixis, the financing, management and financial services bank that is part of the BPCE group.

  • 2012

    Coface Global Solutions (services for multinationals) and TopLiner, additional credit insurance coverage, are launched.

  • 2014

    Coface is listed on the French stock exchange on compartment A of the regulated Euronext Paris market.

    EasyLiner - a 100% digital package for SMEs - comes online.

  • 2017

    Coface transfers the management of public export guarantees to Bpifrance.

  • 2019

    Coface seals the acquisition of PKZ, Slovenia’s leading credit insurance provider, and creates a new entity for expansion in Greece.

    COFACE SA is integrated into the SBF120, the flagship index of the Paris Stock Exchange.

  • 2020

    The Build to Lead strategic plan is launched, designed to consolidate the Group's leading role in credit insurance and develop adjacent businesses (information services, debt collection, bonds, factoring and single risk insurance).

    With the acquisition of GIEK Kredittforsikring AS, Coface strengthens its position in the Nordic market.

  • 2021

    Coface incorporates its strategy into the global framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    Natixis sells part of the capital of Coface SA to the Arch Capital Group Ltd, which now holds 29.5% of the shares.

  • 2022

    Coface creates an entity so it can expand in New Zealand.

  • 2023

    Coface augments its databases with the acquisition of Rel8ed, a company specialising in data analysis in North America, and consolidates its analytical capabilities on behalf of our credit insurance and business information clients.