UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency. They help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, they can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK. UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD).

Products and Services


Buyer and Supplier Credit Financing Facility:

  • A bank guarantee that enables the bank to make a loan to an overseas buyer to pay for a UK export of capital goods and services.

Letter of Credit Guarantee Scheme:

  • A guarantee to a bank to enable UK exporters to get their letters of credit confirmed by their bank.

Export Insurance Policy (EXIP):

  • An insurance policy extended direct to UK exporters to protect them against non-payment.

Export Working Capital Scheme:

  • A guarantee provided to a bank, so that UK exporting companies can access the extra working capital they might need to deliver a sizeable export contract.

Bond Support Scheme:

  • A guarantee provided to a bank, so that the bank can issue a bond which needs to be provided by an exporter as part of a UK export contract.

Bond Insurance Policy:

  • Insurance provided direct to an exporter to protect against demand for payments under a bond which is unfair or caused by political events.

Find more information here


UK Export Finance

1 Horse Guards Road



020 7271 8000

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