Growth and competitiveness

Both the entrepreneur and the providers of financing want to see profitable growth. Together with banks, Finnvera can contribute to the financing of an SME and supplement the financing by banks by providing loans or loan guarantees.

Financial planning

Financial planning

The financing requirement determines whether Finnvera can act as the only provider of funding or whether other sources and adequate self-financing are also needed.

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Company acquisition

Company acquisition

In company reorganisations, financing is usually needed for paying the sales price, for investments or for working capital. You can apply for Finnvera loans or guarantees for meeting these financing needs.

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Applying for a loan

Applying for a loan

How is the company assessed? What is the role of collateral? What information is needed for the financing application? Take a look about the details and use our secure online service for submitting your application.

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FAQ

FAQ

Does Finnvera grant loans without collateral? Which application form should I complete? What is the maximum amount of loan? If you do not find the information you are seeking, see the list of frequently asked questions.

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ENTREPRENEUR STORIES

These entrepreneur stories aim to shed light on companies' development and growth and the ways they have handled the challenges faced on their different development stages.

The stories also try to cover Finnvera's role in financing these companies.

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Most recent Entrepreneur stories

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Uplause is a Finnish company founded some two years ago that had a unique innovation not found anywhere else in the world.
Uplause

Econet takes responsibility over water

Econet was founded in 2002 when a small group led by Econet's current CEO Matti Leppäniemi acquired the environmental activities of Skanska.
Econet

Full ahead to Russia

‘A man and a toolbox’ grew into a major export company.
Vulganus

The Switch - Renewable energy since 2006

The Switch is a component supplier for alternative power businesses.
The Switch 

Finnvera

Finnvera provides financing for the start, growth and internationalisation of enterprises and guarantees against risks arising from exports. Finnvera strengthens the operating potential and competitiveness of Finnish enterprises by offering loans, domestic guarantees, venture capital investments, export credit guarantees and other services associated with the financing of exports. The risks included in financing are shared between Finnvera and other providers of financing.

Finnvera is a specialised financing company owned by the State of Finland and it is the official Export Credit Agency (ECA) of Finland.