Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) was set up in September 2014 to ensure that SMEs in Ireland have access to stable, lower cost, long-term funding options. As a state-owned promotional institution, and in common with its more established European peers, the SBCI has become an integral part of the business finance framework. By supporting and helping to develop an effective market for SME finance, it ensures that SMEs have access to finance in both positive and negative market conditions.
The SBCI provides wholesale finance and guarantees to SMEs through its on-lending partners, ensuring that the benefit of its support is delivered to the ultimate SME borrower and not its on-lending partners.
More information is available on the SBCI website