The enterprises financed by us succeed!

Our clients grow and become more international. We are an agile specialised financing company. We reform our operations bravely.

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The year 2017 marked a positive turn in the economy

In 2017, Finnish enterprises succeeded in closing major export trade deals, with Finnvera’s financing contributing to this. Impact on society lays the foundation for Finnvera’s operations. Impact is realised when enterprises achieve something that would not have been possible without Finnvera’s financing.

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Highlights of 2017

Finnvera’s export financing grew strongly

The volume of export credit guarantees and special guarantees granted by Finnvera increased by nearly 80 per cent from the previous year. The volume of export credits also grew significantly.

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Financing for growth, internationalisation and transfers of ownership

The volume of financing granted to SMEs and midcap enterprises decreased slightly from 2016. However, companies seeking for growth and internationalisation and enterprises seeking change accounted for a larger share of financing than before. Finnvera was involved in financing nearly 1,000 transfers of ownership.

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Client and stakeholder satisfaction at a high level

In the client and stakeholder survey of 2017, a total of 1,950 respondents responded to the survey. The score over 80 indicates that clients and stakeholders are very content with Finnvera and willing to recommend Finnvera and its services.

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EUR 7.5 billion

Finnvera granted export credit guarantees and special guarantees amounting to EUR 7.5 billion (EUR 4.2 billion).

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EUR 963 million

The financing granted to SMEs and midcap enterprises totalled EUR 963 million (EUR 1,040 million).

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Finnvera’s financing contributed to the creation of an estimated 9,100 jobs.

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Finnvera reinforces the capacity and competitiveness of Finnish enterprises by offering loans, export credit guarantees and other guarantees. The goal is to shift the focus of financing to companies seeking for growth and internationalisation, enterprises seeking change, transfers of ownership, and start-ups. The year 2017 was characterised by the dramatic increase in the demand for export financing.

Export credit guarantees that came into effect in 2017 by sector

  Shipping companies Telecommunications Power generation Forest industry Mining and metals Others
Me 3676,3 1883,3 305,9 241,7 17,2 393,7


SME and midcap financing granted by sector 2017

  Industry Services to business Trade and consumer services Tourism Rural trades
Me 524,8 171,41 130,2 57,3 12,7


Finnvera’s export credit guarantees that came into effect focused year 2017 especially on shipping, telecommunications sector, and power generation. In SME and midcap financing, the main sectors were industry and services to business.

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Year 2017

The year 2017 was a year of good financial news, and Finnish enterprises were able to join the upturn in the international economy.

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Corporate Responsibility

At Finnvera, corporate responsibility is an integral part of everyday work. Finnvera’s corporate responsibility concentrates around four overarching themes: impact on society, impacts of Finnvera’s own operations, responsible financing, and cooperation with stakeholders.

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Financial Statements

In line with our goals, Finnvera Group's result for the financial period 2017, EUR 107 million, showed a profit.

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