As of 2019, SBRA acts as the host institution and coordinator of the Network of European Financial Institutions for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (NEFI). NEFI is an informal network, registered in the EU transparency register. It was founded in 1999 and currently consists of 20 financial institutions from 20 European Union Member States.

On an annual basis, NEFI members actively support and finance approximately 450 000 SMEs all over Europe with more than EUR 60 billion of financing mainly in the form of loans and guarantees.

All NEFI members share a public mission to facilitate the access to finance for SMEs by offering them financial services and expertise. NEFI members act complementary to and in cooperation with the national banking system through co-financing, risk-sharing, expertise and advisory services in order to address shortcomings in the SME financial markets.

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