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United Kingdom: EIB backing unlocks GBP 1 billion social and urban investment across London

  •  Release date: 24/10/2014
Job creation, quality of life and health standards across London will benefit from GBP 1 billion of new urban renewal, social housing and energy efficiency investment over the next four years following agreement of a new GBP 500 million lending programme by the European Investment Bank to be matched by financing from the London Green Fund and boroughs across the capital.

Belgium: €250 million EIB loan for Hydrobru’s major works in Brussels

  •  Release date: 23/10/2014
EIB supports Hydrobru’s 2015-2019 operational plan with EUR 250m loanHydrobru will renovate 125km of sewers and double the capacity of storm drains in the Brussels region over the next five years under its new operational programme. In total, EUR 500m will be invested for these works, which are essential for Brussels and its inhabitants.The combination of EIB financing with support from the regional municipality ensures that the investment will place minimal financial burden on citizens.

Portugal: EIB-Banco Santander Totta: EUR 400 million for SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 23/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banco Santander Totta have signed a EUR 200 million loan to finance small and medium-sized projects mainly undertaken by SMEs (firms with up to 250 employees) and midcaps (firms with up to 3000 employees). Under the agreement, Banco Santander Totta will match this EIB loan with the same amount, meaning that a total of EUR 400 million will be available to support SMEs and midcaps.

Portugal: EIB and Banco BPI sign SME and midcap financing agreement

  •  Release date: 23/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) announces a EUR 300 million loan to Banco BPI for financing investment projects throughout Portugal mainly undertaken by SMEs and midcaps. The loan agreement was signed in Lisbon today by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and by the CEO of Banco BPI, Fernando Ulrich.

Romania: EIB extends credit line to Banca Transilvania S.A. for SMEs, midcaps and municipalities

  •  Release date: 22/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has authorised a EUR 150 million loan to Banca Transilvania S.A. in support of projects to be promoted by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), midcap companies and public entities in the sectors of industry, services, agriculture and infrastructure in Romania.

Hungary: EIB supports SMEs and municipalities with EUR 100 million channelled through MFB

  •  Release date: 22/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan of EUR 100 million to MFB Magyar Fejlesztési Bank Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság (MFB - Hungarian Development Bank) to finance small and medium-sized investments and infrastructure projects promoted by SMEs and public sector promoters in Hungary.

EIB board approves significant new SME, research and strategic infrastructure investment across Europe

  •  Release date: 22/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) strengthened its support for research and development, strategic and sustainable infrastructure, and lending to SMEs at a Board of Directors meeting yesterday. The Bank approved new lending to a range of significant projects across Europe and beyond.

Austria: City By-pass Zwettl: Financial close reached for central infrastructure project in Lower Austria

  •  Release date: 21/10/2014
Vice-President Molterer: EIB facilitates large PPP projectsThe Lower Austrian town of Zwettl will be considerably relieved of congestion and noise caused by car traffic. This will be due to the construction of about 10.6km of the city by-pass realised by a public private partnership (PPP). The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 29 million loan over a period of 27 years to the project. Financial close was reached today.

Spain: EIB and Bankia: EUR 400 million for SMEs

  •  Release date: 20/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bankia today signed a EUR 200 million loan agreement designed to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and midcaps. Bankia will match the EIB loan with the same amount, meaning that a total of EUR 400 million will be made available to finance Spanish businesses.

The Netherlands: EIB provides additional EUR 150m for TenneT's Randstad grid project

  •  Release date: 20/10/2014
The European Investment Bank and TenneT have signed the latest contract for a EUR 150 million loan, part of a total EUR 450 million financing to TenneT Holding B.V.  agreed in 2011. The financing is provided by the EIB to support construction and operation of 'Randstad 380 kV'; a 83 km 380kV transmission connection in the western Netherlands.

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