Skip to main content

UK Export Finance
The UK’s export credit agency

Our mission

We advance prosperity by ensuring no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, doing that sustainably and at no net cost to the taxpayer.

We are the UK government’s export credit agency

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is a UK government ministerial department and the nation’s export credit agency (ECA). We help exporters access working capital and manage the risk of not getting paid by offering a government guarantee. We partner with private sector finance providers to grow UK exports and international trade.

UKEF supports companies of all sizes and sectors across the UK.

We help UK companies:

Operating for over 100 years, UKEF is an award-winning ECA with an extensive track record of success in supporting UK businesses to reach new international markets.

As a UK government department, we report to the Secretary of State for International Trade and the Minister for Exports, and are strategically and operationally aligned with the Department for Business and Trade.

UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD). It operates under the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991.  You can read more about our people, policies and procedures in our Publication Scheme.