5 Dec 2019

NIB and Deutsche Leasing Sverige continue cooperation on SME finance

NIB and Deutsche Leasing Sverige AB (DLS) have launched a new EUR 20 million loan programme to finance equipment leasing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and smaller mid-caps in NIB’s member countries.

The five-year loan facility will support SMEs and small mid-caps in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in the financing and acquisition of capital equipment. This includes, for example, the leasing of capital equipment in sectors such as construction, transportation, machine tools and material handling.

This is the fourth loan facility agreed between DLS and NIB since 2016.

“We are pleased to continue our cooperation with Deutsche Leasing Sverige to improve access to financing for smaller businesses in our member countries. SMEs are responsible for a considerable share in aggregate output and employment. The loan programme provides opportunities for acquiring costly capital equipment, and supports productivity and market efficiency”, says Henrik Normann, NIB’s President & CEO.

Deutsche Leasing Sverige AB was established in 2006, and provides asset finance and asset services in Sweden as well as in Denmark, Finland and Norway. The company is a member of the Deutsche Leasing Group, which is a leading asset finance partner for medium-sized companies in Germany, offering a range of investment-related finance solutions and other complementary services. Deutsche Leasing has a presence in over 20 countries in the world.

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

Mr Ralf Hansson, Senior Manager, Origination, at +358 10 618 0268, ralf.hansson@nib.int

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