Our slogan

Getting the knowledge you need when you need it.

There is a growing trend among companies to take decisions in real time. Information quality and the speed at which information is made available are decisive success factors. Austria's leading association for the protection of creditors provides products and services that cater precisely to this need.

KSV1870 is a best practice model that successfully integrates tradition and innovation. We have decades of experience under our belt and use state-of-the-art technologies to develop digital solutions. That is what makes KSV1870 one of the strongest and most reliable business partners when it comes to risk management and credit protection.


Purpose statement

We ensure a secure and fair economy.

For over 150 years, we've made business safe for all parties through risk assessments. We minimize risks for our members and customers, strengthen their financial power, and foster growth.

Bei offenen Forderungen sorgen wir für spürbare Rückflüsse, denn es ist unsere Überzeugung, dass erbrachte Leistungen auch bezahlt werden müssen. Tagtäglich vermitteln wir zwischen den Interessen der Beteiligten, sorgen für Transparenz durch Information und erarbeiten tragfähige Lösungen. Stets im Einklang mit den Erfordernissen des Datenschutzes.

Durch die Betreuung von Insolvenzen halten wir den Wirtschaftskreislauf in Gang: Gläubiger bekommen Zahlungen, Sanierungen werden auf den Weg gebracht und Arbeitsplätze gesichert. Wir glauben an die zweite Chance für redlich gescheiterte Unternehmer, denn viele sind bei einem weiteren Anlauf erfolgreich. Verschuldete Privatpersonen unterstützen wir bei ihrem wirtschaftlichen Neustart durch die Regulierung ihrer Schulden. In unserer Eigenschaft als Risikoprüfer ermöglichen wir eine verantwortungsvolle Kreditvergabe an Konsumenten in Österreich.

All unser Wirken hat seinen Ursprung im Risikomanagement. So stehen die Gläubiger im Zentrum unserer Aufmerksamkeit. Ihre Interessen bündeln wir, ihre Anliegen vertreten wir und ihnen geben wir eine starke Stimme in der Wirtschaft. Unser größtes Asset ist jedoch das Expertenwissen unseres Teams, das wir im Rahmen von Financial-Education-Initiativen weitergeben. Auch hier wollen wir potenziellen finanziellen Schaden abwenden und besonders junge Menschen vor Verschuldung schützen.

Our vision

We rank among Austria's leading business platforms.

KSV1870 uses innovative solutions to minimise financial risk for its customers, substantially contributing to their business success. 


  • promotes issues that concern Austria's business environment, pitches itself as an expert and acts with the future in mind
  • supports customers and members with fact-based information and strengthens their business success
  • develops innovative solutions on the basis of decades of experience
  • sets the standard for modern and comprehensive creditor protection on its platforms
  • serves as the cornerstone of the overall organisation and is commercially and politically independent.

Our mission

We create knowledge and safeguard values.

Best data quality is the underpinning of all business: all our products and services are geared towards making relevant knowledge available when needed.


  • gives customers a knowledge edge by providing high-value information and ensuring safe business transactions.
  • enables business decisions on the basis of fact-based information.
  • processes only data from transparent and documented sources.
  • gives companies leeway to use opportunities as they present themselves and reduce accounts receivable.
  • allows for pinpoint selection when tapping into new customer groups and markets.
  • ensures quick and easy compliance checks.
  • advises members and customers at the highest level and recommends products tailored to the specific needs of customers.
Strategic values

What we stand for - internally and externally.

Customer focus

A positive surprise! Customer service at KSV1870 is all-inclusive and engages with each and every member, customer, partner, media, authority and special interest group. We aim to take you by surprise with our expertise, friendliness and readiness to serve and to strengthen the trust you have in us. 


Prompt and efficient! KSV1870 provides on-time services and makes responsive business decisions possible. For the benefit of our members, we make sure work processes are straightforward and continuously improved.


We are all KSV1870! Businesses have been placing their trust in KSV1870 since 1870. Quality and integrity have been our hallmarks to this day. Cultivating these is our daily common call.

Compliance and Conduct

How We Operate within the KSV1870 Group.

Adhering to ethical standards is a cornerstone of our business operations. We expect the same from our business partners. In our code of conduct, we have clearly outlined all the relevant points.

(German only)

KSV1870 Code of Conduct for Suppliers