When companies export products or services, long payment terms can often create working capital challenges. The upfront cost of producing, shipping, and delivering the goods can be tricky for businesses to manage. Export finance helps businesses release working capital from cross-border or domestic trade transactions that would otherwise be tied up in invoices or purchase orders (for up to 180 days). Export finance is a form of specialist trade finance that can help a business grow and sell to a larger market. There are several different types of export finance, so structuring varies, depending on which product is most suitable for your business.
The Department for International Trade has produced a 60-page guide to help you understand which type of finance is best for you.