UK Export Finance

UK Export Finance (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance) is 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. ​

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. We exist to complement, not compete with the private sector, and work with 70 private credit insurers and lenders.

UKEF helps UK companies:

  • 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.

UKEF is delighted to have been voted Best ECA 2016 by TXF News readers. This is a recognition of our innovative approach to supporting exporters, comprehensive product offering and substantial appetite to take on new business.

Our network of Export Finance Managers are located across the UK. They are the first point of contact for guidance for UK exporters of all sizes and in all sectors. Find your local Export Finance Manager here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-an-export-finance-manager

Together on the journey

Access to the right kind of finance at every stage in your growth journey enables businesses like yours to invest, grow and create jobs. That’s why the British Business Bank and ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty, and partner organisations representing finance and business, have created the business finance guide. Find out more about our partners