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AXA Switzerland

Committee of Underwriters Credit Insurance Committee LGD Sub-Committee Single Risk Committee Surety Committee Surety Trade Credit Insurance Europe

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Switzerland Surety, Trade credit

Contact +41 58 215 25 25

AXA Switzerland is the leading multiline insurer in Switzerland and is a member of the AXA Group. The company offers insurance solutions and services in the area of Life & Savings P&C and health to the Swiss market including Trade Credit Insurance and Surety Bonds. In those special lines we write: Domestic and Export Commercial Trade Credit Insurance, Political Risk Insurance. Commercial bonds including license, legal and payment bonds, Construction and Contract bonds (bid, advanced payment, performance and maintenance bonds). The Trade Credit & Surety unit is located in Winterthur and is represented by offices and agencies of AXA Switzerland all over Switzerland.

Within the AXA Group, AXA Switzerland serves a global business HUB for Credit and Surety products. The mission of this role is to further develop business, technical excellence, and competitiveness in these two lines of business.


Winterthur Insurance Company Ltd., established in Winterthur in 1875, was a multiline insurance company. In 1962 Winterthur took over the “Eidgenössische” (Federal) multiline insurance company, the first Credit Insurer in Europe, which had been established in 1881 in Zürich and had offered Credit Insurance since 1906. “Eidgenössische” started to write Guarantee Insurance in 1921 and was a founding member of the ICIA in 1928.

After the takeover in 1962, the “Eidgenössische” became the specialized company of Winterthur for Credit Insurance and Bond business active both in its own name as well as on behalf of Winterthur. In 2003 the “Eidgenössische” was merged into its parent company. Since 2007 Winterthur belongs to the AXA Group. In March 2018, the move from AXA Winterthur to the AXA brand was made. Business is now running under the name of AXA, Credit, Surety & CLP.

Highlights in 2022 / 2023

The execution of our strategy, marked by a series of actions, is proceeding as planned and is set to be successfully and consistently implemented. The ongoing refinement of the operating model remains a crucial focal point and a key lever in our strategic approach. Additionally, the launch of new products (e.g. for trade credit insurance on the Swiss market), along with the implementation and expansion of APIs in different business processes with our clients, is also worth highlighting.

Board of Directors

Fabrizio Petrillo – Chief Executive Officer
Dominique Kasper – Head P&C
Andreas Schiller – Manager Credit, Surety & CLP


AXA Insurance Ltd.
Credit, Surety & CLP
General-Guisan-Strasse 40
P.O. Box 357
CH – 8401 Winterthur, Switzerland
Phone +41 58 215 25 25