Our offering for international banks

Whether you want to grow your international portfolio or assist your corporate clients in growing their international business, EKN has products to mitigate the risk.

Structured Export Financing, Project Financing

Attractive financing is crucial for large infrastructure projects that take years to negotiate and complete and involve contractors and suppliers from many different countries. If Sweden-based companies are among the suppliers, the arranging bank may apply for a Buyer Credit Guarantee from EKN. This minimises the bank’s exposure to project credit risk and capital loss while securing better financing terms for the borrower, such as lower funding costs and longer tenors. Such benefits can render a project viable and sometimes make the difference between make or break.
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Trade Finance

Exporters that hold a Supplier Credit Guarantee from EKN are insured against the risk of non-payment in export transactions, which allows the bank to discount their invoices with the guarantee as collateral. This means the bank can do more business with the client without affecting capital requirements or customer borrowing limits.
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Green Guarantee

EKN’s new Green Guarantee covers credits to Swedish exporting companies that contribute to the climate transition – working capital as well as financing of a specific investment. Since the guarantee covers the bank’s risk up to 80 percent instead of previously 50 percent, the bank’s lending capacity is increased. The assessment criteria are based on the EU taxonomy.
In addition, EKN is developing the entire portfolio of export guarantee products with the aim of offering more favourable terms for green exports.

What banks say about us…


“We believe that the Swedish export credit system is extremely important and well-structured to support Swedish exports. Moreover, it lets non-Swedish financial institutions with ratings below AAA and higher cost of funding than SEK offer their structuring and arranging capabilities in the service of Swedish exporters,

Marco Meloncelli, Business Director Structured Export Finance at Intesa Sanpaolo IMI Corporate & Investment Banking (ISP)


“The people at EKN aren’t just professional, they’re very friendly too. They’re always creative and flexible when discussing new business opportunities, and eager to try new products and concepts,” 

Jose Luis, Executive Director Global Export & Agency Finance at Banco Santander in Madrid


“I have never faced an export finance ecosystem as flexible as Sweden’s. We normally encounter a lot of inertia and bureaucracy of the traditional public sector style in cooperating with some ECAs, but never with EKN,”

Matías Mayora, Head of Structuring for Southern Europe at Banco Santander in London

Trade up to better deals and lower risk

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how Sweden’s export credit system can help you lower your risk and offer more competitive financing by sourcing from world-leading suppliers.

Make a sustainable impact on your business

All projects supported by EKN undergo a comprehensive sustainability analysis. The bonus? Lower risk and very competitive financing.

Get the full perspective

EKN Magazine brings you the inside perspective on the latest international projects, from tendering to procurement and financing.