The Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI) | Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Lebanon

Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Lebanon

The Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI) |
Export Credit Agency (ECA) in Lebanon
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About The Lebanese Credit Insurer

The Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI) is a credit insurance company covering domestic and export trade receivables for Lebanese companies, on an international scale. For over 20 years, the LCI has been at the forefront of innovation in the world of trade credit insurance and trade finance. For over two decades, Lebanon has served as the hub for LCI and a base of its global expansion into developing markets.

Today, the LCI Group of Companies is present in 17 countries, servicing the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, providing Credit Insurance and related services including Credit Information, Debt Collection, Consultancy Services, Credit Insurance Outsourcing Services, and Financial and Insurance Technology Services and Systems.

It is at the forefront of innovation in credit insurance and credit management solutions for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Acting as a driving force in trade facilitation, LCI is the first independent specialized trade credit insurer in Lebanon and the Middle East and has recently ventured into Africa. Its suite of products and service offerings supports companies in managing their trade receivables.

Since 2001, LCI’s portfolio has grown year on year, currently insuring exports to over 150 countries. LCI is reinsured by first class reinsurers specialized in credit and bonds reinsurance. It has a turnover covered in excess of USD 2.4 Billion, with actual outstanding exposure in excess of USD 934 Million. Total managed limits currently stand in excess of 25,000 buyers.

A summary of The Lebanese Credit Insurer

Products and services offered by The Lebanese Credit Insurer

  • TAJER – credit insurance policy for SMEs operating across the MENA region, providing cover for their trade receivables
  • Trade credit insurance
  • Risk mitigation & innovation strategies
  • Export strategy creation and implementation
  • Trade compliance procedures
  • Market identification and local support
  • Export documentation

Raw Materials – From tobacco to spices, gold to bronze, commodities represent a large proportion of our trade finance portfolio

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Finished Goods – Our innovative structuring capabilities allow us to put together complex finance structures, even if the end goods are finished

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Metals – From scrap metal to alloys, we help traders and distributors access trade, receivable or PO finance for iron, steel and non-ferrous metals

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Key Stats


The Lebanese Credit Insurer


Lebanon, Middle East


Dominique Charpentier (Chairman)







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Sodeco Square Bloc B, 15th floor, Damascus Road, Beirut, Lebanon

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About the Author

Sheena is responsible for the TFG Weekly Trade Briefings at Trade Finance Global (TFG).

She loves the digitalisation of trade and is fascinated about its impact on day to day transactions.

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