Export-Import bank of the United States
The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States.
Ex-Im Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing), export credit insurance and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing). Ex-Im Bank has supported more than $456 billion of U.S. exports.
Who is involved
Ex-Im Bank is a federal government agency which operates under a Charter which is periodically reauthorized by the U.S. Congress. In fiscal year 2012, Ex-Im Bank provided $35.8 billion in export financing.
Dodgy deals associated with Ex-Im Bank
Ex-Im was one of the financiers behind the devastating BTC Oil pipeline.