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About UK Export Finance
UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), the United Kingdom's export credit agency and a ministerial department of the UK government. The agency was established in 1919 to promote UK exports lost during the submarine blockade of World War I. UK Export Finance helps UK companies to access export finance. Support can be given for contracts as low as GBP 1,000, but some of the projects are worth more than GBP 1 billion. The agency derives its powers from the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991 and undertakes its activities in accordance with a specific consent from HM Treasury. UK Export Finance signed the Equator Principles in 2016 and is profiled as part of our Tracking the Equator Principles campaign.
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UK Export Finance is a ministerial department of the UK Government and as such publicly accountable.
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Voluntary initiativesUK Export Finance has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
UK Export Finance's webpage on corporate social responsibility can be accessed here.