Export Bond & Working Capital Insurance

You are a French exporter and have bonds to issue for an export contract, or expenses incurred before receiving the proceeds from your export contract. Export Bond and Working Capital Insurance facilitates bonds issuing or access to working capital loans. You are a credit institution and would like to be covered against the risk of non payment of amounts due by a French exporter in respect of export contract bonds or working capital loan.


Four good reasons to take out Export Bond Insurance or Working Capital Insurance:

For French exporters:

  1. Bpifrance Assurance Export facilitates the setting up of export bonds or working capital loans, and allows you to expand your export revenue.
  2. The process is handled by the bank from start to finish. You have no formalities to complete or additional costs to pay.

For banks:

  1. With the Bpifrance Assurance Export insurance, you can take more commitments while limiting customer-related risks (French exporter).
  2. You have greater flexibility in managing your commitments by choosing the cover rate and price.


On receiving your insurance request (amount of Bonds to be issued or Working capital loan needed), we analyse the requirements laid out in the request.

After completing our analysis, the application is submitted for a decision either to the Internal Committee (for delegations granted by the French State to Bpifrance Assurance Export) or to the Interministerial Committee which decides, on a case-by-case basis, on the terms of the insurance policy to be issued.

A notification of the amount covered is delivered to the company. The issuing or lending bank then provides Bpifrance Assurance Export with an approval request for the bonds to be issued /working capital loan to be insured, within the limit of the amount granted.

An approval setting forth the terms and conditions of cover is then delivered to the bank. 

The issuer sends a monthly statement on the outstanding amount of the bonds, or the lending bank a statement on the drawdowns made on the covered loan. These statements trigger the invoicing of the premium.