Financial instruments

The EIB can either directly invest in financial institutions, such as microfinance institutions (MFIs) and banks, or indirectly in microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs), such as funds, or microfinance holding groups.

We offer:

  • Medium/long-term loans to financial institutions
  • Direct equity investments in financial intermediaries
  • Equity and debt investments in MIVs that in turn provide debt and/or equity to financial institutions.