NIB Nordic Investment Bank


Norway. Sparebanken Sør

Date of loan: 26 Sep 2017
Country: Norway
Customer: Sparebanken Sør
Amount in NOK: NOK 750 million
Amount in EUR: EUR 80.81 million
Maturity: 5.5 years
NACE sector / loan type: Loan programme


Financial institutions and SMEs


This loan programme will be onlent for small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) investments in new premises (real estate), machinery, equipment as well as environmental projects in hospital and school buildings.

Sparebanken Sør, the sixth largest Norwegian bank in terms of total assets, was established after a merger between Sparebanken Pluss and Sparebanken Sør in 2014. The bank provides financial services in the regions of Vest-Agder, Aust-Agder and Telemark in southern Norway. Corporate customers account for about 35% of the bank’s loan book. The most important sectors are real estate, including property management and social services.

Fulfilment of NIB's mandate

The loan programme is expected to alleviate credit constraints for small and medium-sized companies and thereby facilitate the growth of their productivity. The projects to be funded should fulfil NIB’s mandate criteria for SMEs.

Sustainability summary

Within the scope of its credit policy, Sparebanken Sør ensures that the necessary environmental permits are in place for projects selected for financing under this loan programme.

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