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26 OCT 2020 - Press releases

New Head of Unit for Medtech, Industry and Commodities

EKN has appointed Kristian Orrbeck as a new Head of Unit for Medtech, Industries and Commodities within the Large Corporates Business Area. The customer team currently handles a large number of transactions, which is expected to increase during 2021.
24 SEP 2020 - Press releases

Extensive crisis measures and expanded regular operations

EKN’s Interim Report Jan–Aug 2020: EKN’s regular guarantee operations increased 27 per cent to SEK 52.1 billion year-on-year. Temporary crisis measures with working capital credit guarantees for large corporates amounted to SEK 52.1 billion.
4 SEP 2020 - Press releases

EKN submits report to the Swedish Government: An export finance system that contributes to climate transition

Following a Government assignment, the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) submits a report, dated 4th September 2020. The report, a joint effort by EKN and Svensk Exportkredit (SEK), presents an analysis and eight proposals for how the Swedish and international export credit systems can contribute to climate transition and a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
1 JUL 2020 - Press releases

New board member

The government has decided to appoint Stefan Sjöquist as new board member of EKN for the coming year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).
27 MAY 2020 - Press releases

Booming demand for EKN’s crisis measures

EKN issued guarantee offers totalling more than SEK 120.7 billion in the first four months of 2020. The more than six-fold increase is due to booming demand for working capital credit guarantees. “They’ve given companies essential assistance for financing working capital during the crisis,” says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director-General of EKN.
17 APR 2020 - Press releases

EKN can now insure export transactions within the EU

A new EU decision now enables EKN to insure short-term risk for export transactions within the EU and to high-income countries, which was previously not permitted. “Over 80 per cent of Sweden’s exports are to the EU, Norway and North America. Therefore, it is crucial for Sweden to be able to maintain these trading flows,” says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General of EKN.
16 APR 2020 - News

Debt service suspension for poorest countries

On March 24, the World Bank Group and the IMF called upon Official Bilateral Creditors to suspend debt payments for the poorest countries of the world.
14 APR 2020 - Press releases

Record interest for EKN’s guarantees covering Working Capital Credit Financing for large companies

On 20 March, EKN presented new and expanded guarantees to assist exporters in managing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of these guarantees is aimed directly at large companies.
20 MAR 2020 - Press releases

New and extended guarantees from EKN to support exporting companies

The negative economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are increasing for Swedish exporting companies. They now urgently need financing. "EKN's Board of Directors has today decided on new guarantees that will directly support exporting companies," says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General of EKN.
18 MAR 2020 - Press releases

The Government proposes an increase in EKN’s guarantee limit

The need for EKN is higher in difficult times and the Swedish Government proposes in a bill to the Parliament to increase EKN’s statutory limit. EKN is preparing adjustments and extensions to accommodate the anticipated growth in demand.
9 MAR 2020 - News

Assignment to EKN to review the export credit system with regard to climate change

EKN has been commissioned by the Government to review how the Swedish and international export credit systems will contribute to sustainable energy and sharply reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
21 FEB 2020 - Press releases

EKN phases out export credit guarantees for the financing of exports to coal mining.

The Board of EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency, has decided on a timeline for the phase-out of export credit guarantees for Swedish exports to coal mining.
18 FEB 2020 - Press releases

Record number of deals for EKN in 2019

EKN’S ANNUAL REPORT 2019. EKN enjoyed another successful year in 2019, with a record number of deals and a sustained high volume of guarantees. “It is particularly rewarding that more small and medium-sized businesses than ever before made use of EKN’s guarantees,” says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General at EKN.
26 OCT 2020 - Press releases

New Head of Unit for Medtech, Industry and Commodities

EKN has appointed Kristian Orrbeck as a new Head of Unit for Medtech, Industries and Commodities within the Large Corporates Business Area. The customer team currently handles a large number of transactions, which is expected to increase during 2021.
24 SEP 2020 - Press releases

Extensive crisis measures and expanded regular operations

EKN’s Interim Report Jan–Aug 2020: EKN’s regular guarantee operations increased 27 per cent to SEK 52.1 billion year-on-year. Temporary crisis measures with working capital credit guarantees for large corporates amounted to SEK 52.1 billion.
4 SEP 2020 - Press releases

EKN submits report to the Swedish Government: An export finance system that contributes to climate transition

Following a Government assignment, the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) submits a report, dated 4th September 2020. The report, a joint effort by EKN and Svensk Exportkredit (SEK), presents an analysis and eight proposals for how the Swedish and international export credit systems can contribute to climate transition and a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
1 JUL 2020 - Press releases

New board member

The government has decided to appoint Stefan Sjöquist as new board member of EKN for the coming year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).
27 MAY 2020 - Press releases

Booming demand for EKN’s crisis measures

EKN issued guarantee offers totalling more than SEK 120.7 billion in the first four months of 2020. The more than six-fold increase is due to booming demand for working capital credit guarantees. “They’ve given companies essential assistance for financing working capital during the crisis,” says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director-General of EKN.
17 APR 2020 - Press releases

EKN can now insure export transactions within the EU

A new EU decision now enables EKN to insure short-term risk for export transactions within the EU and to high-income countries, which was previously not permitted. “Over 80 per cent of Sweden’s exports are to the EU, Norway and North America. Therefore, it is crucial for Sweden to be able to maintain these trading flows,” says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General of EKN.
14 APR 2020 - Press releases

Record interest for EKN’s guarantees covering Working Capital Credit Financing for large companies

On 20 March, EKN presented new and expanded guarantees to assist exporters in managing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of these guarantees is aimed directly at large companies.
20 MAR 2020 - Press releases

New and extended guarantees from EKN to support exporting companies

The negative economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are increasing for Swedish exporting companies. They now urgently need financing. "EKN's Board of Directors has today decided on new guarantees that will directly support exporting companies," says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General of EKN.
18 MAR 2020 - Press releases

The Government proposes an increase in EKN’s guarantee limit

The need for EKN is higher in difficult times and the Swedish Government proposes in a bill to the Parliament to increase EKN’s statutory limit. EKN is preparing adjustments and extensions to accommodate the anticipated growth in demand.
21 FEB 2020 - Press releases

EKN phases out export credit guarantees for the financing of exports to coal mining.

The Board of EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency, has decided on a timeline for the phase-out of export credit guarantees for Swedish exports to coal mining.
18 FEB 2020 - Press releases

Record number of deals for EKN in 2019

EKN’S ANNUAL REPORT 2019. EKN enjoyed another successful year in 2019, with a record number of deals and a sustained high volume of guarantees. “It is particularly rewarding that more small and medium-sized businesses than ever before made use of EKN’s guarantees,” says Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General at EKN.