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Credit Indemnity & Financial Services (CIFS) is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of trade credit insurance and related credit management services.

CIFS policies provide companies with comprehensive protection from the risk of bad debts – default – and customers’ business failure.

Underwritten in the Lloyd’s market, CIFS’ credit insurance is supported by market-leading debt collection and credit information services.

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Underwriter interviews

Underwriter interviews

The Single Situation Division

The Single Situation Credit and Political Risks division forms a separate business unit within CIFS and provides specific account insurance solutions for financial institutions, commodity traders, importers, exporters, manufacturers and service providers seeking balance sheet protection for large exposures.

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Latest news


Investing in our export capabilities

A major investment in new information sources, together with the appointment of a highly respected industry figure to the new post of Export Underwriting Manager, will enable CIFS policyholders to expand their export business with confidence.

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Key Sectors

Featured industry

CIFS has in-depth expertise in all key sectors of the UK economy including construction, media, food and retailing.

A particular area of detailed understanding of market dynamics and trading conditions is timber, where CIFS’ collaboration with the Timber Trade Federation has contributed to it becoming the sector’s “go-to” credit insurer.

Here’s what one major timber business thinks about the CIFS service.

Nexus Group Structure

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Forms & Documents

Most frequently used documents


Nexus CIFS Limited is an Appointed Representative of Nexus Underwriting Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA.
Nexus Underwriting Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA No: 494805