AECM, European Association of Guarantee Institutions


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The European Investment Fund and Bpifrance have signed on February 1st a guarantee agreement – the first in France supported under the new Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility from the EU’s Creative Europe programme.

The European Union’s support allows Bpifrance to create a new financing product (Prêt Industries Créatives) which will target a portfolio of EUR 30 million of loans to companies over the next two years. More than 200 SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors (including film, theatre, video game production, music and performance, and editorial sectors) are expected to access this new programme which will be available in June this year. Read more

Innovative entrepreneurs have received loans in the amount of PLN 457 m thanks to guarantees granted by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (Poland). In the last year innovative entrepreneurs could receive free guarantees offered by BGK. More than PLN 250 m from the Guarantee Fund has enabled companies to raise financing from commercial banks in the amount of  PLN 457 m. PLN 250 m funding came from the  (untapped) funds from Innovative Economy Operational Programme. Read more

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Guarantee Fund EAD (NGF) have signed an agreement that will release an additional EUR 40 million for Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the European Commission’s COSME programme. This transaction benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. Read more

More than a year after the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) was set up, Bpifrance applauds the initial results of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE), as regards the SME window in particular. Read more

The European Investment Fund (EIF), Artigiancredito Toscano (ACT) and five guaranteeing institutions (‘confidis’), have signed an umbrella agreement in Italy under the European Commission’s COSME programme. This transaction benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe.  Read more

 

Selected events

The 13th INSME Annual Meeting on “Improving Productivity in SMEs and Their Role in Global Value Chains” will take place from the 15th to the 17th of May 2017 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and co-organized with INADEM – the National Institute of the Entrepreneur of Mexico.

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May 19 2017

Joint conference of the European Commission and European Central Bank on European Financial Integration

Once a year, the European Commission and the European Central Bank organise a joint conference on financial integration in Europe. The 2017 conference will be held in Brussels on 19 May and will focus on the latest developments of the financial sector, as well as Banking Union and the Capital Markets Union as catalysts for further financial integration in Europe.

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2/3 November 2017

Global SME Finance Forum in Berlin

The two-day event comprising of senior executives from commercial banks, development finance institutions, fintech companies, as well as regulators will focus on balancing SME growth and security.

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22-24 November 2017

SME Assembly Estonia

The 2017 SME Assembly will take place in Tallinn, as the flagship event of the European SME Week

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AECM has 41 member organisations operating in 21 EU countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. Its members are mutual, private sector guarantee schemes as well as public institutions, which are either guarantee funds or Development banks with a guarantee division. They all have in common the mission of providing loan guarantees for SMEs who have an economically sound project but cannot provide sufficient bankable collateral.

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