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

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

UK Export Finance (UKEF) |
Export Credit Agency (ECA) in The United Kingdom

About UK Export Finance

UK Export Finance (UKEF) 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.

UKEF 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).

UKEF 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

UKEF can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

Summary video 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 UK businesses win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid.

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

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

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

Products and services offered by UK Export Finance

  • Export insurance policy
  • Bond support scheme
  • Bond insurance policy

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


UK Export Finance (UKEF)


UK, Europe


Louis Taylor






United Kingdom


1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (, Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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