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Cartan Trade opens London office  – Matthew Wells, as head of UK & Ireland.

Created at the end of 2021, Cartan Trade is the new credit insurance capacity provider, serving companies of all sizes, both French and European. Attentive to companies’ expectations of transparency, simplicitý and efficiencý of companies, Cartan Trade innovates on the market by offering a perfectly readable products range, whose management is facilitated by a digital path.

On February 15th & 16th, after France, Italy and the Benelux, Cartan Trade, the new credit insurance provider in France and Europe, opened its offices in London and Manchester.
Matthew Wells, head of UK & Ireland, together with the Executive Committee of Cartan Trade (Eric Lenoir , Alice de BremChristophe Pennellier…) officially opened the branch in United Kingdom.
Thank you to the many brokers for the warm welcome and the confidence in Cartan Trade products!



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Cartan Trade launches UK operations, opens London office and recruits Matthew Wells, as head of UK & Ireland   

“UK is a very competitive market, but we are confident we can bring a new strong added-value offer, able to protect the top line of small companies in a time where treasury is key. We just hired a key professional, Matthew Wells, who used to work for this market and had the network with brokers to leverage our presence in our new offices in London and Manchester.”, shared Eric Lenoir, CEO, Cartan Trade.

“I am happy to take part of this new adventure in the credit insurance sector. All of the Cartan Trade team are excellent credit insurance professionals, therefore we know the level of quality
required but also what can be done to make credit insurance more accessible, more bespoke, easier to use. With so much expertise in the specialist UK broking market, the potential to grow the Cartan Trade portfolio and propose an innovative, digital and disruptive offer having customer experience at the top of our priorities. A challenge I welcome greatly. “, said Matthew Wells, Head of UK & Ireland.

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Note to editors:
Trade credit insurance provides assurance for business owners to trade with existing customers, acquire new customers and expand to new market while ensuring payment of their trade receivables.

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On Tuesday 24 January, the team of CARTAN TRADE was proud to celebrate its first anniversary at the Rodin Museum (Paris), with our partner brokers, whom we warmly thank for their presence.

Before a private visit of this mythical place, where Auguste Rodin’s works are presented in an 18th century setting, Alice de Brem (Senior VP France) and Eric Lenoir (CEO) were able to explain:

– the results of this 1st year,

– the perspectives and investments for 2023.

Cartan Trade, the new Insurtech specialized in covering the risk of non-payment, works on a daily basis to protect your businesses and help to develop your activities.

Thank you to Cartan Trade’s Team, experienced professionals, for their unfailing commitment!

Cartan Trade, One year already !


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2022 will remain an important year for us, with the launch of CARTAN TRADE.
Our Insurtech offers companies in France and Europ, additional capacity with a digital customer journey.
Eric Lenoir, CEO of Cartan Trade, reminds us the rise of Cartan Trade throughout 2022, its achievements, its products, its service offers and the major projects for 2023 !
Many innovative solutions have enabled our clients and brokers in order to obtain guarantees in France and abroad.
We thank you warmly for all these beautiful collaborations, and all those to come.
All the team of Cartan Trade is looking forward to sharing with you our new development projects in 2023.


Happy new year 2023!



EU inflation showed signs of a further fall across EU Member States in December 2022, due to a mainly fall in energy prices. The Britain’s inflation rate remains high.

Consumer prices rose 10.5 %  in December, the 2nd consecutive monthly decline, thanks to easing gasoline and clothing prices.
UK inflation hits 41-year high of 11.1% in October, as food and energy prices continue to soar.

So policymakers setting interest rates have homed in on domestic signals of inflation to try to assess how persistent higher prices will be, analyzing wage growth and increases in services inflation.

Over the course of a year, the central bank raised interest rates from 0.1 percent to 3.5 percent, and is expected to raise rates again at its next meeting in early February.