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    European Investment Bank and EAPB member Erste Bank support renewable energy expansion in Austria

    11 June 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending Energiepark Bruck/Leitha a total of €19.3 million to carry out its “Bruckneudorf” and “Höflein West” wind farm projects. The two sites will have a joint capacity of 17 MW (6.5 MW for Bruckneudorf and10.5 MW for Höflein West). Erste Bank is also participating in the €27.3 million financing plan. The EU bank’s loan is backed by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is an essential pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE) – also known as the Juncker Plan – under which the EIB and the European Commission are working together as strategic partners and the EIB’s financing operations are boosting the competitiveness of the European economy.

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    S&P publishes new rating methodology for non-U.S. public sector funding agencies: Kommuninvest’s rating under criteria observation

    25 May 2018

    S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has, on 22 May 2018, announced a new methodology for rating non-U.S. public-sector funding agencies, specialized not-for-profit institutions established to secure and provide cost-efficient funding to public sector entities in their domicile country or region.

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    EAPB member MFB develops online loan application scheme for retail clients

    18 May 2018

    From 7 May, clients interested in the Retail Energy Efficiency Loan, available at 0% interest, can also submit their loan applications online. Using the online application available on the website (www.mfb.hu) of the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB), clients can submit their loan applications swiftly and easily, from the comfort of their homes. Various explanations, tutorials and videos assist applicants in completing the required documentation.

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    Sustainability of real estate accelerated on the back of collaboration with BNG Bank, NN Group and Bewust Investeren

    10 May 2018

    Schools, town halls and other public buildings can be put on a more sustainable footing more quickly as a result of a unique collaboration involving BNG Bank, NN Group and Bewust Investeren BV. A special financing proposition has been developed for this purpose. A foundation to be set up in the municipality will purchase a building in need of improvement and make it more sustainable. After 30 years, ownership of the building will revert back to the municipality. The aim of the collaboration is to put at least 10 million square meters of social real estate on a more sustainable footing over the next ten years. BNG Bank and NN Group have together made EUR 300 million in funding available for the purpose of Bewust Investeren over the next two years.

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    EAPB member NWB Bank issues another Social Bond

    7 May 2018

    For the third time NWB Bank has successfully launched an Affordable Housing Bond (Social Bond). This time the bank has issued a 20-year €500 million benchmark Affordable Housing Bond. The proceeds of the issue of the bond will be credited to a special budget account that will support NWB Bank lending for social housing activities.

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