U.K. touts satellite finance advantages over Coface, US ExIm

(Space News, London, 15 April 2016) Britain’s export-credit agency may be the most attractive source of satellite project financing that almost none one has heard of or uses. While its more active counterparts in the United States and France are most comfortable guaranteeing loans only when a large majority of the work done in these nations, U.K. Export Finance is willing to support projects with as little as 20 percent U.K. content, said Peter Maplestone, senior underwriter at the agency and responsible for satellite export programs.