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    € 200,000,000
    Spain : € 200,000,000
    Credit lines : € 200,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    2/07/2010 : € 200,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    8 April 2010
    Signed | 02/07/2010
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Bankinter Loan for SMEs I

    Bankinter SA

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 200 million.
    Not applicable.

    Dedicated loan for the financing of SMEs. It is foreseen that around 35% of the total loan amount will be allocated to projects in convergence regions.

    The loan is expected to support projects undertaken by SMEs operating in different sectors of industry and services but also in those falling under the scope of the Bank’s knowledge economy initiative. The proposed operation is thus eligible under Article 309 point (c) common interest of the EU Treaty.
    The loan will be fully dedicated to investments being undertaken by SMEs.

    Environmental aspects

    The Bank will require that projects financed under this operation comply with domestic and EU applicable legislation, as appropriate.

    The Bank will require that projects financed under this operation comply with domestic and EU applicable legislation, where applicable.


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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