The EIB Group
The EIB Group provides finance and technical assistance to achieve sustainable, inclusive growth through two complementary entities, the European Investment Bank (EIB or ‘Bank’) and the European Investment Fund (EIF). The EIB Group is the European Union’s long-term financing institution.
The European Investment Bank is the EU bank. The world’s largest multilateral borrower and lender, it is the only bank owned by the EU Member States. The finance and assistance we provide contribute towards the achievement of EU policy goals. We also operate globally as a multilateral development bank. The EIB Institute is part of the Bank. It is dedicated to promoting European initiatives for the common good through social, cultural, educational and research activities. This includes reducing inequalities, enhancing knowledge and innovation and fostering cohesion across Europe.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) specialises in risk finance to benefit micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and stimulates growth and innovation across Europe. It provides finance and expertise for sound, sustainable investment and guarantee operations. EIF shareholders include the EIB, the European Commission, and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions. By developing and offering targeted products to its financial intermediaries, such as banks, guarantee and leasing institutions, micro-credit providers and private equity funds, the EIF enhances access to finance for SMEs. ☑︎
The European Investment Bank