ETC “Export Trading Cooperation” is the Italian multinational group with mixed shareholding (Public and Private) active in the Financial Industry (Trade Finance & Project Finance). ETC is rated at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and member of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).

Confirming House

Treviso, Italy (EUROPE)

Guarantee Funds

Cotonou, Benin(WEST AFRICA)

Service Provider

Ta'Xbiex, Malta (EUROPE)


ETC as SWIFT member is able to exchange authenticated messages with banks and others financial institutions around the world (i.e. Letter of Credit L/C, Stand by L/C, Cash Letters, bonds, others).

The implementation of Swift has allowed ETC to develop a direct network of Correspondents with African, Italian, International banks and other financial institutions.


ETC is rated at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), which enables the national and international banking systems to weigh ETC risk objectively in compliance with the requirements and ratios imposed by banking supervisory and more generally by the Basel Committee principles.

B1+ / BBB Investment Grade


ETC group boasts public shareholding of SIMEST and FINEST.

SIMEST is the company of the Cassa depositi e prestiti Group that since 1991 has supported the international development of Italian businesses. SIMEST is controlled by SACE (Italian Export Credit Agency "ECA"), with shareholdings also held by leading Italian banks and industry associations.

FINEST was founded in 1991 by Italian Law 19/91, is the company of Regional governments of north-east Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Trentino).