About EKF

EKF in two minutes

​Read our quick guide to EKF and export credits for a better idea of what we can do for you. It only takes two minutes.
  • The best security a company can have
    EKF is Denmark’s Export Credit Agency.
    We help Danish companies make it possible and attractive for customers abroad to purchase Danish products. We do so by helping raise financing and by insuring companies and banks against the potential financial and political risks of trading with other countries.
    We assist both large and small companies, and we are pleased to provide solutions tailored to your company’s specific needs.
    EKF was established in 1922 as only the third export credit agency in the world. Over the years, we have acquired unique expertise in the challenges faced by Danish companies in trading and investing around the globe.
    EKF is owned and guaranteed by the Danish state but operated as a modern financial enterprise. With a guarantee from EKF, you have the backing of the Danish state, and that makes a difference in the world beyond Denmark’s borders.
  • A solution to move you forward
    An export credit guarantee is insurance against the risks of doing business and investing in other countries.
    Backed by an export credit guarantee from EKF, you and your bank are assured of getting paid, even if the buyer is unable or unwilling to pay, for example, if political conditions in a country prevent completion of the business transaction. If something goes wrong, EKF will pay.
    With EKF to take on the risk, you and the customer have far better prospects of securing financing for your mutual transactions.
    This is important as financing is becoming an increasingly critical factor in international trade.
    A guarantee from EKF can help your company win or retain orders. This enables you to boost sales and grow your company.
    In other words, an export credit guarantee can help you finance your activities, increase sales and transform uncertain markets into certain exports.
    We help you every step of the way
    EKF can assist you from the initial contact with a customer abroad until the conclusion of the transaction and receipt of payment.
    Our requirement is that the transaction is basically sound. To that end, we help you assess whether your customer is creditworthy.
    Your export transactions must also create value for Denmark, for instance by way of jobs and revenue. Whether this is the case is assessed by EKF.

    Finally, EKF ensures that the transaction is conducted in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

    If the overall risk is acceptable, EKF will cover the risk. If everything goes according to plan, you will complete the transaction as agreed. If something goes wrong, EKF will pay.
  • Development and jobs – in Denmark and abroad
    If it was not for export credits, many business transactions would never be realised. When EKF takes on the risk, companies are able to do business anyway.
    Orders for Danish companies generate jobs and revenue in Denmark, as well as development and growth abroad. This is extremely valuable.
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