Guarantee Fund of the Republic of Srpska

Street Vidovdanska 2 - V Floor
78000 Banja Luka
Republic of Srpska
Bosnia and Herzegovina

+387 51 231380
+387 51 231380

The Guarantee Fund of the Republic of Srpska was established in 2010 in order to achieve general interest expressed in support of entrepreneurship development by facilitating access to the financial resources necessary for conducting business activities of SMEs and Entrepreneurs who have residence in the Republic of Srpska.

The essence of the Fund is to support development projects, those which could not be supported by commercial banks due to lack of collateral.
The mission of the Guarantee Fund of the Republic of Srpska to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and Entrepreneurs in Republic of Srpska through the issuance of guarantees.
The vision of the Guarantee Fund is to become one of the major participants in stimulating  growth and development of the economy of the Republic of Srpska.
Core values of the Fund are professionalism, expertise, responsibility, multidisciplinarity, application of modern technologies in business, teamwork, cooperation with European and International guarantee funds through membership in AECM and participation in international development support programs.
Year of creation
individual entities or association
Type of organization
National Promotional Bank (NPB), National Promotional Institution (NPI), Private, Mutual, Mixed
Type of scheme
guarantee or counter-guarantee
Product typology
guarantee or counter-guarantee or co-guarantee
Guarantee and counter-guarantee
i.e. fully mutual, funded by SMEs, banking associations, fully public, fully private, private-public, mixed models
Fully public
Shareholder structure
Private / Public (in %)
100% public
Legal form
of single guarantee entity or association: i.e. fund, development bank, development agency, cooperative or mutual societies, bank, foundation, association, limited company, etc.
Structure / Network
i.e. central scheme with regional offices, central scheme only, association network
Central scheme only
Geographic coverage
i.e. local, regional, national
National, Republic of Srpska
Sectorial focus
i.e. agriculture, industry, crafts, retail, liberal professions, cooperatives, etc.
Agriculture, Industry
Size of businesses supported
i.e. large companies, SMEs, micro-enterprises, independent/self-employed
SMEs, Micro-enterprises, Independent/Self-employed
Supervision statute
i.e. mono-product banking licenses, financial intermediary statute, non-supervised. For associations, please state statute of members
Financial intermediary statute
Profit / Non-profit oriented
dividends to public shareholders are not considered as profit orientation
Non-profit oriented
Do you benefit from a counter-guarantee at local, regional or national level?
Local level or Regional level or National level
Are you/your members financial intermediary for EU-programmes?
CIP/COSME or Structural funds or Progress or RSI/RSFF Horizon 2020
Types of guarantee products provided by your organisation/your membersLoan default guarantees, Working capital loan guarantees, Bridge financing loan guarantees, Project guarantees, Export guarantees
Other SME support instruments offered by your organisation/your members
Subsidized loans or Mezzanine financing or Venture capital or Coaching or Mediation services
Is the activity subject to state aid regulation?Yes
Do you (your members) use..?
De minimis or GBER or Regional guidelines or Notification
Do you (your members) dispose of an internal rating/scoring system?Yes
Do your guarantees provide deponderation (capital relief) for member banks subject to capital requirements (Basel agreement)?Yes
Do you (your members) benefit of a public counter-guarantee that allows deponderation (capital relief)?No