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Business Services >Funding Updated at: 10.05.2018

Loans and sureties

Finnvera offers diverse financing options for new entrepreneurs, persons purchasing business operations, and companies seeking growth and international expansion. Finnvera helps map and plan financing needs and apply for financing. Telephone +358 294 602 582 (weekdays 9 am–4:15 pm) or explore Finnvera services. You may also read more about guarantee products Finnvera grants for companies in their different business development stages.

Banks offer loan financing to companies. Contact your bank and remember that inviting loan providers to tender might bring monetary benefits.

International financial institution of the Nordic and Baltic countries Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) finances projects that improve competitiveness and the environment of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

To improve competitiveness of its member countries, the NIB financed projects support productivity growth through

  • technical progress and innovation

  • development of human capital

  • improvements in infrastructure

  • increased market efficiency

In terms of the environment, NIB lends to projects that lead to

  • improved resource efficiency

  • development of a competitive low carbon economy

  • protection of the environment and its ecosystem services

  • development of clean technology

Innovative small and medium sized companies seeking growth can also apply for funding from the EFSI via their local OP banks. The EFSI, set up by the European Commission, is part of the Investment Plan for Europe, which is aimed at increasing investment levels, speeding up economic growth and boosting employment. The EFSI operates in conjunction with the European Investment Bank.