UK Export Finance

At UK Export Finance (UKEF), 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.

We are UK Export Finance

We support companies of all sizes export their goods and services abroad, while also supporting overseas buyers looking to procure the services of UK businesses. We exist to complement not compete with the private sector.

Benefits to scaleups

We help UK companies to:

  • win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers
  • fulfil orders by supporting working capital loans
  • get paid by insuring against buyer default

To learn more about how we can support UK exports, tell us about your business.

How UKEF can help you

We work with 70 private credit insurers and lenders to help UK companies and overseas buyers access export finance.
Export finance is the particular class of loans, insurance policies or bank guarantees that enable international trade to take place as easily and securely as possible.

Benefits to scaleups

Here are some of the ways we can help you export your goods and services:

Bond Support Scheme

Through our Bond Support Scheme, we provide partial guarantees to banks in support of UK exports. Where a bank issues a contract bond or indemnifies an overseas bank providing the bond in respect of a UK export contract, we can guarantee up to 80% of the value of the bond.

Export Working Capital Scheme

The Export Working Capital Scheme assists UK exporters in gaining access to working capital finance both pre- and post-shipment in respect of specific export-related contracts. We can provide partial guarantees to lenders to cover the credit risks associated with export working capital facilities. Where a lender provides such a facility in respect of a UK export-related contract, we can guarantee up to 80% of the risk.

Export Insurance Policy

The Export Insurance Policy insures an exporter against the risk of not being paid under an export contract, or of not being able to recover the costs of performing that contract because of certain events which prevent its performance or lead to its termination.

For further information, view our full range of products to see what services we can provide for you.

How export finance managers can help

For businesses looking to export, but don’t know where to turn, we can help companies get the support they need in a variety of ways.

Across the UK, we have regional export finance managers (EFMs) who are local points of contact for businesses looking to export.

Benefits to scaleups

Our EFMs can provide a wealth of information such as:

  • payment methods and risks
  • the types of finance available
  • trade finance (pre and post-export)
  • credit insurance
  • foreign exchange risks

Find your nearest EFM

If you want to contact your nearest EFM, get in touch by phone or email.

For businesses unable to get the financial backing needed to export, our EFMs can help you get a better understanding of the products and services UKEF provides.

Get in touch today and our EFMs can help you get started on your export journey.

General enquiries

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7271 8010

Contact details

Stuart Stoter, Export Finance Manager
+44 (0)78 1782 9591