United Kingdom – Project Financing
London is a major source of international project financing. The UK is seen as a safe haven and has attracted substantial amounts of investment for some key infrastructure projects. London’s future as a major financial services center will greatly depend on the post-Brexit arrangements the UK is able to negotiate with the EU and other trading partners.
UK importers are carefully considering the volume and price of their purchases. Therefore, U.S. exporters should consider offering very competitive prices and should coordinate closely with their UK business partners to explore available opportunities to finance trade transactions.
Multilateral Development Banks:
In addition, London is home to the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), an international financial institution whose single largest shareholder is the U.S. Government. The EBRD supports projects from central Europe to central Asia. Investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, the EBRD offers debt, equity and local currency financing with tenors not usually obtained from commercial banking sources. The Commercial Service (CS) maintains a presence at the EBRD to represent the interests of U.S. firms.
U.S. Export-Import Bank financing is available to support major capital equipment sales to the UK.