NIB continually develops partnerships with intermediaries. Intermediary operations make possible the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which NIB would not be able to finance directly. Loan programmes for intermediaries also broaden NIB's operations geographically as they enable NIB to channel funds into projects through financial institutions with a knowledge of specific national and regional markets.
In NIB's member countries, commercial banks usually act as intermediaries. Outside the member countries, NIB cooperates both with financial intermediaries, mainly commercial banks and state-owned development banks, and with governmental intermediaries, mostly ministries of finance and economy.
Loan programmes for intermediaries are usually established for a specific purpose. For example, NIB has financed small-scale environmental and women entrepreneurship projects through its intermediaries.
A loan to Bergen–Os Bompengeselskap AS will finance the construction of a new section of the E39 motorway in Hordaland County.
15 Mar 2018
NIB has provided a loan agreement of NOK 400 million to the Norwegian dairy company Tine.
14 Mar 2018
In 2017, NIB continued to expand its lending operations. Loans aimed at improving productivity supported investments in R&D, infrastructure and energy. On the environmental side, the focus was on wastewater treatment.
13 Mar 2018