Atradius has been in Southeast Asia since 2006, and we continue to expand and deepen our footprint in the region. We have been serving our clients in Vietnam through our official local partners Bao Viet Tokio Marine Insurance Co., Ltd (BVTM) and Bao Viet Insurance Co., Ltd since 2011. Policies are issued by our partners who receive full technical support from us. This support includes buyer and policy underwriting, claims administration and recoveries.
Our direct presence in Vietnam today proves our commitment to providing on-the-ground support to and building solid relationships with our clients. In 2018, Atradius Information Service Vietnam Co., LTD (AIS Vietnam) was established to enhance support to our partners and to enable us to leverage on the local expertise to provide our partners and clients with timely information about credit risk and credit limit indications of companies in Vietnam.
By leveraging on our global footprint, world-class technical expertise, and local knowledge of our partners, we aim to help your business grow and expand with protection, as well as to provide strong client service and claims and collections support to clients in Vietnam.
Atradius is a global provider of credit insurance, bond and surety, collections and information services, with a strategic presence in over 50 countries. The products offered by Atradius protect companies around the world against the default risks associated with selling goods and services on credit. Atradius is a member of Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO.MC), one of the largest insurers in Spain and one of the largest credit insurers in the world.
Trade credit insurance protects you against the risk of your customers not paying you when trading within Vietnam or abroad. For example, if your business supplies goods or services to other companies on credit terms, trade credit insurance can protect against the losses incurred as a result of failing to collect payment from your customers. This can be due to their business becoming insolvent or even no fault of their own, such as political or economic problems.
As well as offering a safety net against the risk of non-payment, your Credit Insurance Policy can also help your business grow by gaining a competitive advantage in your market. You can benefit from our insights into companies worldwide to help you identify both opportunities and risks and explore markets that you may not have entered without the protection that trade credit insurance provides.
Our partners benefit from our team of underwriters, located around the world, specialising in analysing the credit risks of millions of businesses. Should your customers' financial circumstances change, you will be made aware to take appropriate actions in a timely fashion. You may, for example, wish to offer them more favourable credit terms if their credit ratings improve or reduce credit terms if their credit ratings are not so good.
This information about your customers’ buyer ratings is supplied automatically via an online portal, which you will have access to as part of your insurance policy with BVTM or BV.
Credit insurance can help with your cash flow, as well as providing a range of benefits including:
Increased access to finance, as we can provide your bank with the reassurances it needs when extending finance to you
A reduction in your bad debt provision and, in turn, a healthier balance sheet
The confidence to seek out new markets and customers, and benefit from the growth this may bring
Vietnam remains a fast growing country with an average growth rate of 6%-8% per year and continues to attract foreign direct investment with the majority of that coming from Asian countries with Japan being one of the top five foreign investors to date. As a result, Atradius’ Japan Desk was established to serve Japanese businesses operating in Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia.
The Japan Desk works closely with all of Atradius’ offices throughout Southeast Asia to develop a unique service offering for these Japanese corporates based outside of their home country.
Established in 1996, BVTM (previously known as Vietnam International Assurance Company – VIA) was the first foreign insurance joint venture in Vietnam with its current partners being Baoviet Holdings – a leading Finance-Insurance group in Vietnam and Tokio Marine – a leading giant insurance group in Japan.
Partnered with Atradius in Vietnam since 2011, BVTM provides trade credit insurance and services for all international and domestic clients in accordance with Vietnam law.
BV is the largest Vietnam insurance company and the first insurance company incorporated in Vietnam since 1965. The company is headquartered in Hanoi with a nationwide network of 188 branches, 5,600 employees, 120,000 agents and consultants across 63 cities and provinces.
Partnered with Atradius since 2013, BV provides trade credit insurance and services for all international and domestic clients in accordance with the law of Vietnam.