Applying for a guarantee or loan

When you apply for a guarantee or loan, it is important to keep in mind certain basic requirements for granting guarantees or loans. On this page, you will find information on how to apply for our financing.

Before applying for financing, please note the following

  • Our primary form of financing is a guarantee, so please contact your bank first. Your bank can apply for a guarantee on your behalf.
  • We only grant loans as part of agreed overall financing in collaboration with other financing providers, so please always negotiate about your financing project with your bank first.
  • If you wish, you can contact our customer service to discuss financing options best suited for your company.

Did you know that your bank can apply for a guarantee from Finnvera on your behalf

If your company lacks the guarantees required by the bank, Finnvera’s guarantee may be what is needed to secure financing.

  • Finnvera's Start Guarantee is intended for start-up enterprises.
  • The SME Guarantee for growth-oriented enterprises which have been in operation for more than three years.
  • If the Start Guarantee or the SME Guarantee does not suit your enterprise’s financing needs, your bank may also apply for the Finnvera Guarantee on your behalf.

When the Start Guarantee or the SME Guarantee is applied for by the bank, you do not need to be in direct contact with Finnvera. In this case, we will submit the financing decision to the bank, and they will contact you.

When the bank applies for a Finnvera Guarantee on your behalf, you will be contacted by our expert. You will receive a financing offer for approval via online service or by secure email.

You can apply for other Finnvera financing or an amendment to your granted financing in our online service. Our experts and online service guide you in choosing the financing solution that suits your needs. We are happy to assist you in filling in the financing application and in all issues related to corporate financing.

Our financing solution for different stages of business operations

We provide financing for different stages of business operations, such as setting up an enterprise, business growth and investments. Our experts will help you find the right financing solution.

On our website, you can find extensive information about the financing options provided by Finnvera. Please familiarise yourself with our financing options, whether you are setting up a new company or expanding your business activities.

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