Financial services are important for economic development

Finnfund provides finance for banks and financial institutions. The banks we finance usually have a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises, minor infrastructure projects, family companies or households.

Finance granted to financial institutions often helps them meet capital adequacy requirements and improves their ability to grant loans.

At the end of 2017 our investments in banks and financial institutions accounted for 13.1 percent of the investment portfolio.

During the year four new decisions, totalling EUR 33.9 million, were made regarding finance for banks and financial institutions.

Finance for banks and financial institutions often has a significant multiplier effect on the economies of developing countries. The loans granted and the conditions attached also promote operational transparency, improve the management of environmental and social risks, among other things.

In many countries, especially in Africa, local banks are often too small to be profitable. Risk-tolerant finance obtained from development finance institutions such as Finnfund supports their growth in local and regional markets.

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Finnish Fund for Industrial  
Cooperation Ltd. (FINNFUND)

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