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    € 300,000,000
    France : € 300,000,000
    Credit lines : € 300,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    12/10/2010 : € 300,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    30 March 2010
    Signed | 12/10/2010
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    BPCE Loan for SMEs I
    Banques Populaires
    Caisses d’Epargne
    Natixis Lease
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 300 million.
    Not applicable.

    Loan for SMEs

    Financing of projects promoted by independent SMEs with fewer than 250 staff.

    Environmental aspects

    The EIB will require the projects to comply with Community directives and national laws on environmental protection.

    The EIB will require the projects to comply with Community directives on procurement.


    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).

    General enquiries and comments

    The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities.
    Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
    Alternatively, the EIB can be contacted through its external offices.
    Queries regarding details of a specific project, in particular when it is under appraisal by the EIB, should preferably be addressed directly to project promoters.

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    Complaints mechanism

    Any complaint regarding alleged maladministration can be lodged via the EIB Complaints Mechanism. The European Ombudsman acts as an independent external accountability mechanism of the EIB.

    Zero tolerance against fraud and corruption

    The EIB has a zero tolerance policy on fraud or corruption. To report allegations of fraud and corruption relating to EIB-financed projects, please contact the Fraud and Investigation division. All complaints will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in line with the EIB investigation procedures and the Anti-Fraud Policy.

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