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Finance for international buyers

UK Government-backed finance to buy from the UK or to invest.

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Borrow at competitive interest rates

Attractive repayment terms from banks with the benefit of a strong guarantee backed by the UK government.

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Maintain flexibility

Finance that can also be used to buy supplies locally or globally, and from the UK. We can support contracts starting from a minimum of 20% of the value being sourced from the UK.

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Helpful procurement

We aid procurement through supplier fair events which looks to match demand directly with UK suppliers offering quality and innovation

Our global network of support

Our global network of international export finance executives (IEFEs) are based in markets around the world. IEFEs are qualified practitioners of structured and export finance, with extensive experience in their markets. They are the first point of contact in-country for overseas buyers, UK suppliers, contractors, and all other counterparties with an interest in UK procurement.

UK expertise helps support development and economic growth

Offshore wind farm

Offshore wind

We provided a Buyer Credit Facility to support an offshore wind project in Taiwan that used UK suppliers.

High speed electric railway

We guaranteed a €2.1 billion loan to fund construction of 503km high speed electric railway.