'We're here to help UK exporters. If there is an export opportunity but the private sector won't offer the insurance or guarantees needed, then we try to find a solution.'
David Godfrey, Chief Executive, UKEF
UK Export Finance (UKEF) helps UK exporters by providing guarantees and insurance policies that complement those on offer in the private sector; and guidance on sources of export finance.
UKEF provide guarantees, insurance and advice to UK-based exporters large and small, working across all sectors from engineering and IT to infrastructure projects, consulting and service industries.
Supporting exports to over 200 countries, UKEF work hard to understand each sector and tailor its support to provide the most appropriate solution for our customers.
UKEF also works closely with UK Trade and Investment and the trade support organisations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, to ensure that exporters receive the full range of Government support available.
Solutions for smaller and medium sized businesses
It has a particular interest in helping more smaller and medium sized businesses to export. UKEF has developed a suite of products and invested in a national network of advisers in every UK region to help improve smaller and medium sized businesses' knowledge of, and access to trade finance.