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UK Government-backed finance and insurance to help you export

We are the UK government’s export credit agency.

In 2022-2023, we provided £6.5 billion of financial support to UK exporters. We support businesses in all sectors to export, whether you’re a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a large company.

UKEF’s guarantee to your bank can help you access the working capital you need to export, and our insurance policies may be able to cover you when the private sector can’t.

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 to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid.



How can we help you?

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Bond Insurance Policy

Cover against demands for payment under a bond or counter-guarantee.

Buyer Credit Facility

Guarantee for purchases over £30 million.

Direct Lending Facility

Direct loans of up to £200 million to buy from the UK.

Standard Buyer Loan Guarantee

Guarantee for purchases between £1 million and £30 million.

Bills and Notes Guarantee

Guarantees payments due under bills of exchange, or promissory notes.

Clean Growth Direct Lending Facility

Up to £2 billion allocated for direct lending to overseas buyers in support of clean growth projects.

Export Insurance Policy

Provides cover for up to 95% of the contract’s value.

Overseas Investment Insurance

Cover against losses on your overseas investments.

Guidance for overseas buyers

Based in markets around the world, our experts in structured and export finance help make projects happen.

General Export Facility

Access trade finance facilities up to £25 million to grow your exports – without need of an export contract.

Export Development Guarantee

Increase your exporting activities with high value facilities over £25 million that are not tied to an export contract.

Guidance for UK exporters

Our Export finance managers are based in all regions of the UK. They’re ready to help you fulfil your export potential.

Bond Support Scheme

Increase your bank’s appetite to provide working capital with our guarantee for contract bonds.

Export Working Capital Scheme

Take on more and bigger orders with working capital to manage your cash flow.

Alternatively, our team is happy to help you with any further questions.

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Cash to help you take on export orders

Through our working capital solutions, we provide a guarantee to your bank to unlock trade finance facilities including loans.

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Insurance to protect your business

An Export Insurance Policy can protect you against the risks of international trade and ensure you get paid.

Finance for international buyers

We can provide guarantees on loans made to international buyers to finance the purchase of goods or services from a UK supplier.