Based in the heart of the Midlands, TAEFL is a family run business passionate about supporting SMEs in the UK. Mark Runiewicz has worked in finance for 35 years and over time he became frustrated with the lack of financial assistance available to SMEs.

Along with support from his wife Mary, he set up TAEFL in 2008 with a vision for it to become the UK’s leading trade finance house. The purpose was to ensure SMEs throughout the UK would never need to turn down a confirmed order again.



We have a strong philosophy which we practise:


Transparency – We do not hide anything from you and only charge fees for the money you use

Approachability – We understand running a business is stressful. Our friendly staff are always available to talk to you through the process and there is no such thing as a silly question.

Experience – With over 100 years of experience combined, there are very few situations our team has not seen. We always do our best to provide you with the solutions that will work best for you.

Flexibility – All businesses are different, so there is no one solution for all. We aim to work in harmony with your business and we will be as flexible as we can to help you grow.

Leading –  We are unique in that we are the only Trade Finance company which will fund unfinished goods and take a performance risk on you. This is just one of the reasons why we provide a better service to our clients.



What is the minimum and maximum size needed for a trade finance deal?

Our minimum amount would be £15,000 and our maximum is £500,000. However, we can raise more funds through our advisory service.

Is there anything you won’t fund?

We do not fund commodities or perishable goods

Do you fund unfinished goods?

Yes, we can order all materials required for you to manufacture your goods

The Team