Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 20 million for innovative SMEs in Luxembourg through EIF and BIL

  •   Release date: 10 April 2019
An extension of an existing InnovFin agreement between the EIF and BIL will see an increase in access to finance for innovative Luxembourgish small and medium-sized businesses and small mid-caps. The operation is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe.

EIF and Catalonian Institute of Finance agree to provide EUR 15 million of equity finance to support SMEs

  •   Release date: 09 April 2019
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Catalonian Institute of Finance (Institut Catalá de Finances, ICF) have signed an agreement to improve access to funding by providing EUR 15 million to businesses located in Catalonia. The agreement was signed under the EIF-NPI Fund Underwriting Programme for public promotional institutions, aimed at supporting  SMEs and mid-caps.

Juncker Plan: Banque Populaire and Fédération Nationale des Socama sign EUR 2bn agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF) to finance more than 65 000 French micro-enterprises

  •   Release date: 05 April 2019
Banque Populaire, Fédération Nationale des Socama and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today signed a new 3-year loan counter-guarantee agreement worth EUR 2bn under the Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, and COSME, the European Commission's programme for the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This new agreement will benefit more than 65 000 French micro-enterprises.

Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 25 million for cultural and creative businesses in Portugal

  •   Release date: 05 April 2019
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) have signed an agreement in Portugal under the European Commission’s Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility (CCS) programme. The agreement benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan.

Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 170m of financing for Romania’s students and smaller companies

  •   Release date: 03 April 2019
The EIF and a non-banking financial institution FINS signed the first Erasmus+ guarantee agreement in Romania, enabling FINS to offer a new loan product to Master’s students who would like to study abroad. Thanks to the guarantee, about 450 students will be able to get more favourable conditions when they apply for a loan to study in another EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway or Turkey.

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