Get export finance

Export finance can refer to specific financial products that reduce the risks that come with selling internationally. They are usually short-term products that include:

  • guarantees or letters of credit to help you get paid
  • working capital loans to fulfil orders
  • insurance against not being paid

Many chambers of commerce offer services to help with letter of credit documentation.

Your bank should be able to help you with short-term loans, guarantees and letters of credit.

For export insurance, see the government’s list of approved export insurance brokers.

If you’re exporting and your bank or credit insurer can’t help, you may qualify for government-backed finance or insurance from UK Export Finance (UKEF).

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