Bottlenecks in SME financing

    Release date: 15 November 2013

The new publication Investment and Investment Finance in Europe by the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank (EIB) offers an analysis of the impact of the economic and financial crisis on investment and the financing of investment in Europe.

This publication contains an essay by EIF’s Research & Market Analysis entitled ‘Bottlenecks in SME financing’; it can be found on chapter 9, pp. 277 ff of the book.

Given the importance of SMEs as the backbone of the EU economy, their access to finance is of particular relevance. In this article EIF analyses and summarises the current state of SME financing in Europe.

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For more information contact:

Helmut Krämer-Eis

Head of EIF’s Research & Market Analysis


Tel.: (+352) 2485 81394

Tel.: (+352) 2485 81394


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