EIF for SMEs

You are looking for finance to start-up or expand your business...

EIF cooperates with a wide range of financial intermediaries (banks, guarantee institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, etc.) that offer financial products targeting SMEs and Small Mid-Caps across Europe. Please note that EIF does not provide funding or guarantees to individuals or companies directly. Please note that final funding approval lies solely with the financial intermediary. 

Loans and micro-loans

If you are  looking for a loan or a micro-loan (below € 25.000) to start-up or expand your business, you can get further information from the  EIF intermediaries in your country. The financial intermediary will inform you about application requirements and loan conditions.


If you are looking for investors, you can contact the fund management companies in which EIF has invested, including those operating under EFSI equity.

Other sources of EU finance
This multilingual website http://www.accesstofinance.eu will provide you an overview of  further sources finance supported by the European Union.

Note: Following the recent withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, we are updating the relevant EIF.org pages.


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