• “ALTUM Start-ups programme made it possible to build the foundation for starting our business.”

    • SIA Sajūtu mednieces, Latvia

    • SIA Sajūtu mednieces, Latvia
  • “With the new funding from Finnvera we were able to take the first steps in the global market”

    • Uplause Ltd, Finland

    • Uplause Ltd, Finland
  • “Our vision of an electric driven motor scooter in Europe became reality with the support of KfW”

    • E-bility GmbH, Germany

    • E-bility GmbH, Germany
  • “Thanks to funding from ICO we obtained the best price on financing terms.”

    • BIO-DIS Laboratories, Spain

    • BIO-DIS Laboratories, Spain
  • “HBOR helped us a great deal with its affordable loan funds for encouraging female entrepreneurship.”

    • Studio Kairos, Croatia

    • Studio Kairos, Croatia
  • “The funding from CMZR Bank enabled us to increase production and to reach higher technological standards”

    • KOVOPLAN, s.r.o., Czech Republic

    • KOVOPLAN, s.r.o., Czech Republic

The network

The Network of European Financial Institutions for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (NEFI), which was founded in 1999, consists of 17 financial institutions from 17 European Union member states. In 2012, NEFI members actively supported and financed a total of more than 541,500 SMEs all over Europe with about € 67,3 billion of financing in the form of loans and guarantees.

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Our members

All NEFI members share a public mission to facilitate the access to finance for SMEs by offering them financial services and expertise. All NEFI members act complementarily to and in cooperation with the national banking system through co-financing, risk-sharing, expertise and advisory services in order to address shortcomings in the SME financial markets.

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Our goals

mutual exchange

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Maintain a permanent and constructive dialogue on SME financing issues with the European Union institutions and with other SME-related European associations and federations.

Knowledge transfer

Knowledge transfer

Provide expertise and advice for the EU and its financial institutions in the planning and implementation of EU-wide promotional and financing schemes.

Access to finance

Access to finance

Facilitate the access of SME clients to both European and national financing schemes.

Cooperation & learning

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Foster our mutual cooperation and learning from each other as well as the cooperation with European (financial) institutions for the benefit of SMEs and their financing.