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Export finance for exporters and for buyers of UK goods

Our products and services can make the difference to UK exporters and their international buyers.

Attractive financing for overseas buyers

Finance, insurance and guarantees to help you buy from the UK

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Guarantees for high value contracts

Guarantee for purchases over £30 million.

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Loans to buy from the UK

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

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Guarantees for smaller orders

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

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Guarantee for bills of exchange or promissory notes

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

Support for clean growth projects

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

Working capital to fulfil orders, take on more contracts and increase your turnover

Access working capital finance to boost your international success.

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Unlock extra cash to scale up your exports

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

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Invest in exporting with high value facilities

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

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Free up cash flow with bond guarantees

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

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Improve your suppliers’ liquidity

Support companies in your supply chain by allowing them to discount their invoices and get paid earlier.

Access working capital to fulfil orders

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

Export insurance to help manage risks

Our insurance policies can help when your business cannot get cover from the private sector.

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Insurance against non-payment

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

Protection for your overseas investments

Cover against losses on your overseas investments.

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Insurance against calls on bonds

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

Services to help with UKEF trade finance

Services and information on our GOV.UK pages to help you with our trade finance options.

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Check our country cover

Find out about cover policy and indicators for countries and territories that we cover.
Our market risk appetite is the total amount of risk exposure we would be willing to support for new business in a particular country.

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Local Currency Financing

Loans can be made in over 60 currencies.
We can guarantee a buyer credit loan to an overseas borrower in local currency, financing the purchase of capital goods, services and/or intangibles from a UK exporter.

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Premium indicator tool

Use our premium indicator tool to obtain an indicative premium rate for medium or long-term transactions.
This is where we can support a contract with an overseas sovereign buyer as the risk entity through buyer credit or direct lending facilities.

Expert advice to boost your exports

Our UK and international advisers can help you access the full range of support to bring your business to the world.

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Supplier fairs

Our world-class marketing and supplier fair programme helps to connect overseas buyers with UK businesses through high profile exporter events

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Your global network of export finance support

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

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Your local export finance experts

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