SME Member Discussion

SME Member Discussion SME Member Discussion

07 October 2020


14:30 - 15:30



SME Member Discussion on Finance

Join business leaders and experts for insight and support at this dedicated SME bi-weekly discussion on the coronavirus recovery. This week we look to address the role of finance, as we move from interruption support to economic recovery. Join us to get the latest on developments in finance, including government guaranteed loans, trade credit insurance and export finance.

In this session, we will hear directly from the Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance on the support available to businesses, covering the below topics:

  • Hear how the Department for Trade are supporting businesses in their export journey
  • How UKEF’s products range including export insurance policies, buyer finance and working capital products supports SME’s to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid
  • Get in touch with UKEF’s Export Finance Manager network - regional contact point for businesses, providing support and guidance on export transactions

We would like to invite members to consider the following questions ahead of the meeting:

  1. Have you found it difficult to access finance for international growth in the last 6 months
  2. Where would you go to seek advice on accessing trade finance
  3. Do you have any particular barriers for accessing finance for exports
  4. Where would you go to access trade finance? Would you use online finance providers for trade finance?

Get involved
We want to hear how your business has been affected, what you are doing differently, and what your business needs are to survive and recover from this pandemic.

The CBI will use this insight to inform our conversations with government and ensure the voice of business is heard throughout the restart and recovery period.

These online meetings are an opportunity for you and your peers to share experiences, gain fresh perspectives to common challenges and take away some key insights on the current economic situation.

Who should attend?

This WebEx meeting is for senior business executives who lead small or medium size business organisations.