|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
Finished Goods – Our innovative structuring capabilities allow us to put together complex finance structures, even if the end goods are finished
Metals – From scrap metal to alloys, we help traders and distributors access trade, receivable or PO finance for iron, steel and non-ferrous metals
Website for UK Export Finance