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
Sheetal Surti – Team Leader
Sheetal joined Trade & Export Finance Limited following a successful career in banking with Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank...Read More
Stephen Dootson – Director
Stephen has 30 years of experience as Financial Director and Executive Board member. Trained as a Chartered Accountant before moving into Industry.......Read More
Elena Casarotto – Credit Analyst
Elena assesses the financial situation of our clients and advises them on the best possible route. She also helps our clients by........Read More
Ben Richards – Account Manager
With 12 years’ experience working for Barclays Bank in their Trade Operations department, Ben can provide our clients with.....Read More
Natalie Tran – Account Manager
As an Account Manager, Natalie builds relationships with our clients and guides them through the facilities offered by TAEFL’s sister companies.....Read More
Philip Hyde – Head of Risk
Philip has 45 years’ experience working for Lloyds Banking Group as a commercial manager looking after SME debts with business turnover......Read More
Ken Gibbs – Chairman
Ken is our Chairman and a non-executive director of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd., Guernsey Branch....Read More
Mary McErlain – Director
Mary has been a director of Trade and Export Finance (TAEFL) since its inception in 2008...Read More
Abigail Gilmore – Executive Assistant
Abigail is responsible for TAEFL’s administrative and marketing activities, including...Read More
Mike Cole – Head of Credit
Mike is an ex banker who enjoyed a 35 years’ career with NatWest and latterly Clydesdale Bank. He was both a Relationship manager and....Read More
Stuart Relton – Director
Stuart Relton joined Trade & Export Finance as a trade finance specialist. His role is to focus on the detailed trade finance requirements of the growing number of clients who are taking...Read More
Mark Runiewicz – CEO
Prior to becoming CEO at TAEFL, Mark had a successful career in banking ranging from leading Midland....Read More