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Become an approved lender

We work with banks, alternative lenders and credit insurance brokers to help deliver our support to UK exporters

Our partnerships with lenders

We partner with major high street banks and alternative lenders to allow UK companies to access UKEF-backed finance. These partnerships enable lenders to provide export-related trade finance (for example, working capital loans and bonds required by overseas buyers) to support their customers directly – underwritten by UKEF guarantees, should they be required.

We’re seeking to expand our delivery partner financial institutions, including to challenger banks and alternative lenders. Read about our onboarding process for financial institutions. To become an approved lender, please fill in our Contact Us form with your details.

Use our online service to apply for a UK Export Finance guarantee

If you’re from one of our approved lenders, you can use our digital platform to apply for a guarantee on bonds, loans and other facilities


Our partnerships with insurance brokers

Our Export Insurance Policy is available either directly from UKEF or through an insurance broker. UKEF pays a commission to brokers of 15% for any successful policies, up to a maximum of £25,000. This is at no extra cost to the exporter. UKEF pays the commission out of the exporter’s premium. Commission is for brokering services given to the exporter including:

  • advice on the credit insurance market
  • UKEF’s export insurance
  • continuing support during the life of the policy

See our list of approved brokers here. If you’d like to become an approved broker, please fill in our Contact Us form with your details.