UK Export Finance | Export Credit Agency (ECA) in UK

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

UK Export Finance | Export Credit Agency (ECA) in UK

We are the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations.

We work with 70 private credit insurers and lenders to help UK companies access export finance (the particular class of loans, insurance policies or bank guarantees that enable international trade to take place as easily and securely as possible). We exist to complement not compete with the private sector.

We help UK companies to:

win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers
fulfil contracts by supporting working capital loans
get paid by insuring against buyer default
We can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

A summary of UK Export Finance


When it comes to exporting having a great product or service is only half the story. Putting the right finance and insurance in place can make the difference, helping you win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid.

See if we can help you gain the Exporters’ Edge here:

As the UK’s export credit agency, working alongside the Department for International Trade, our involvement can help transform your business.

In the last five years we’ve provided £14 billion of support for UK exporters, regularly working in partnership with banks and insurance brokers to help realise business ambitions.

Get in touch with our finance experts. Enquire now.

First Name*

Last Name*

Your Organisation*

How much trade finance are you seeking?*

Your Email*

Telephone Number*

Briefly, what type of stock or trade are you looking to finance?

(Marketing Terms can be found here)

UK Export Finance – Benefits of using an ECA in UK

  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Regulated as a Money Services Business
  • Member of FinTechCity’s FinTech50 2015
What types of products and services does UK Export Finance offer in UK?

Our mission is to ensure no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer.

  • Export Insurance Policy
  • Bond Support Scheme
  • Bond Insurance policy
  • History of UK Export Finance

    Uk Export Finance was first introduced in attempt to promote the UK’s exporting presence in the globe after the affects of WWI.

    Popular Export Products

    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

    Name:

    UK Export Finance

    UK:

    UK, Europe

    Description:

    Our mission is to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer.

    CEO Information:

    Louis Taylor
    UK Export Finance
    CEO

    Founded:
    1919

    Employees:
    260

    Government:
    United Kingdom

    Company Number:
    Registration number here

    Address:

    Address here

    Last Annual Report:

    UK Export Finance, UK – Annual Report (PDF) – 2017-2018 – Download here
    Get in touch with our ECA finance experts. Enquire now.

    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Your Organisation*

    How much trade finance are you seeking?*

    Your Email*

    Telephone Number*

    Briefly, what type of stock or trade are you looking to finance?

    (Marketing Terms can be found here)

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