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 seven-year maturity loan agreement to finance Husqvarna AB's R&D investments 2017–2019.
5 Jan 2018
The Bank's five-year NZD 400 million transaction has become inaugural in the New Zealand bond market this year.
5 Jan 2018
A loan to the Swedish telecom company Ericsson will finance a research programme for the development of 5G mobile technology.
22 Dec 2017