How UK Export Finance can help your customers

Find out how UK Export Finance works with banks and brokers to make exports happen.

About UKEF

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s award-winning export credit agency – a government department with the mission to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, while operating at no net cost to the tax payer.

We work with 70 private credit insurers and lenders to help UK companies access export finance and insurance. We exist to complement not compete with the private sector.

Louis Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, UKEF:

UKEF has a century’s worth of experience helping companies like your customers win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts. We are a trusted partner to businesses and financial institutions, and are here to complement your offering, ensuring together that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance.

With £50 billion of government support behind us, we’ve helped hundreds of companies, powering over £30 billion in overseas contracts.

We can help your customers to:

  • win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers
  • fulfil contracts by supporting working capital loans
  • get paid by insuring against buyer default

We can consider support for exports to over 200 countries, helping your customers reach more of theirs. We support businesses of all sizes in all sectors.

With both long and short-term finance solutions available, we complement the support provided by banks and insurance brokers, to maximise the success of UK exports.

Our products

Our products and services can help meet your customers’ needs. Whether they need help obtaining trade finance or export insurance, learn more about what we offer.

Success stories

From first-time to experienced exporters, read more to learn how we’ve helped UK businesses on their export journey.

Insurance brokers

We have an approved list of brokers that are already delivering our Export Insurance Policy.

If you work with us already, find your key contact.

If your firm is not on the list, and you are interested in working with UKEF, contact us and we will be in touch.


We also work with banks to help businesses secure the support they need to export.

Our partnership with 5 of the UK’s biggest banks delivers government-backed financial support to exporters quickly. Our support also extends to supply chain companies of UK exporters, significantly increasing the number of businesses able to access UKEF-backed trade finance.

Talk to your international trade team to find out how we work with you.

Contact us

Contact our customer service team to find out more about working with UKEF. Call +44 (0)20 7271 8010 or email

Published 21 August 2019