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EIB Working Papers 2017/02 – Credit Guarantee Schemes for SME lending in Western Europe

EIB Working Papers 2017/02 – Credit Guarantee Schemes for SME lending in Western Europe

  •  Release date: 02 June 2017
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This report discusses the activity of credit guarantee schemes (CGSs) in Western Europe and presents an analysis based on a novel survey, conducted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group , among 18 credit guarantee organisations in 13 countries and 33 banks operating in 17 countries.

The report aims at providing a deeper insight into the driving motives and operational mechanisms of CGSs, and the financial intermediaries that use them. The current publication is a successor of an earlier report, published in 2014 by the European Bank Coordination “Vienna Initiative” Working Group on CGSs (EBCI, 2014), which provides a comprehensive overview on the use of CGSs for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) lending in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE).

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This study is also published in parallel as EIF Working Paper 2017/42

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