11 Sep 2018
EUR 100 million
Financial institutions and SMEs
NIB has eight member countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.More information
The majority of NIB's operations are located in the Nordic–Baltic region. Outside the membership area, the Bank may extend loans in countries that have signed agreements on financial cooperation with NIB. In certain cases, loans may be provided in other OECD countries.More information
NIB provides long-term loans to public and private companies and the public sector in and outside the Bank's member countries. Financing for small and medium-sized companies is channelled through intermediaries.More information
No, NIB does not offer loans to private persons.
NIB finances projects that improve competitiveness and the environment. This includes, for example, investments in infrastructure, such as energy and transport, research and development, the improvement of manufacturing processes, internationalisation of businesses and investments by small and medium-sized enterprises. NIB also finances investments in preventing and treating environmental pollution.More information
All projects financed by NIB should improve competitiveness and/or the environment, in accordance with NIB's mandate and eligibility criteria. Furthermore, outside the membership area, projects financed by NIB should be of mutual interest to the country of the borrower and the member countries.More information
Loan proposals are directed to NIB's Lending Department. There are no formal requirements for a loan proposal.More information
A decision to grant a loan is made by the Board of Directors, after preliminary approval by the Credit Committee. NIB's President is authorised by the Board to make certain lending decisions.More information
NIB does not award grants or financial aid.
NIB directs financing to SMEs and small midcap companies through financial intermediaries.More information
Yes, NIB assesses environmental aspects, including both ecological and social aspects, when evaluating a project for potential financing.More information
NIB finances the same types of projects as commercial banks do. However, NIB strives to complement other financing sources and add value through its long-term financing and status as an international financial institution.More information
The Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership is a cooperative effort to coordinate and support the financing of urgent environmental investments in north-western regions of Russia.More information
NIB's only office is located in Helsinki, Finland.