15 Nov 2018

NIB and SpareBank 1 SMN sign new loan facility for smaller enterprises

NIB and Norway’s SpareBank 1 SMN have launched a NOK 1 billion (EUR 105 million) loan facility for small and medium-sized enterprises and environmental projects in Norway.

The six-year loan programme will be used for onlending to SMEs in the real estate, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and transportation sector, as well as to environmental projects in the counties of Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal and Sogn og Fjordane.

The loan programme will alleviate credit constraints for small and medium-sized companies, and facilitate the growth of their productivity and competitiveness.

SMN aims to improve its service offering by developing new digital concepts and products tailored to the needs of SME clients.

Eligible projects will comply with NIB’s sustainability requirements.

SpareBank 1 SMN, a member of the nationwide SpareBank 1 Alliance, is a leading provider of financial services for SMEs in central Norway. The bank is headquartered in Trondheim and has approximately 221,000 retail customers and 20,000 corporate clients.

NIB is an international financial institution owned by eight member countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The Bank finances private and public projects in and outside the member countries. NIB has the highest possible credit rating, AAA/Aaa, with the leading rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.

For further information, please contact

Ms Sari Cabell, Senior Manager, Origination, at +358 10 618 0519, sari.cabell@nib.int

Ms Lisa-Maria Altenberger, Communications Unit, at +358 10 618 0234, lisa-maria.altenberger@nib.int