MADRID - 7 JULY 2015 - After recently entering the Uruguayan market, the credit insurance specialist, Solunion, a Euler Hermes and MAPFRE joint venture, continues its Latin American expansion with the launch of operations in Peru. Solunion will offer its extensive experience in managing trade credit risk at the service of Peruvian businesses to help them grow their business safely, both inside the country and abroad. The credit insurance policies will be issued through Mapfre Peru and managed by Solunion Colombia.
“In recent years, Peru has proved to be one of the strongest economies in the region, providing an excellent breeding ground for the emergence of businesses with export ambitions and, therefore, a need for credit insurance,” stated Fernando Pérez-Serrabona, Solunion’s chief executive officer. “Our goal of providing our customers with the best possible service means having a local presence. Following the launch in Peru, we now have operations in six Latin American countries, ensuring a very thorough knowledge of the risks in the region.”
According to the latest Euler Hermes research, Peru’s economy has had an attractive average annual growth of 6.5% over the past few years, boosted by raw materials prices and external demand, particularly from China. Although activity has slowed, Peru will continue to be one of the countries with the strongest growth rates in the region. As well as the richness of its natural resources, the strengths of the Peruvian economy include prudent macroeconomic policies, Central Bank independence, a fiscal surplus and low public debt together with strong foreign currency reserves and low external debt.