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General Export Facility

Working capital to grow your export business.

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How it works

Designed for SMEs, the General Export Facility can help you increase your export volumes when you need extra cash to take on new orders or develop your exports.

We provide a guarantee to your bank, helping you access a range of trade finance facilities to help grow your business. With maximum repayment terms of up to 5 years we can support:

  • cash facilities such as trade loans
  • contingent obligation facilities such as bonding and letter of credit lines

The General Export Facility can support facilities of up to £25 million. For larger facilities, the Export Development Guarantee may be more suitable.


You must be able to show that either:

  • in any one of the last three financial years, at least 20% of your annual turnover has been made up of export sales
  • in each of the last three financial years, at least 5% of your annual turnover has been made up of export sales

Participating banks can automatically provide our guarantee for applications meeting certain criteria.

How to apply

Complete our contact form to discuss an application.

Success stories

General Export Facility helps overseas sales soar for Simworx

With our support Simworx was able to raise advance payment guarantees to secure and complete overseas contracts worth between £1 and £8 million.

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Micro-SME Circular Group gets the edge on competitors with General Export Facility

With the General Export Facility, Circular Group wins a key contract and looks to expand into new markets.

General Export Facility delivers eight-figure funding package

We provided a guarantee that secured Denholm Seafoods with funding from HSBC UK, which will support its ambitious growth plans.