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Financial institutions

Finnfund promotes financial inclusion through investing in selected financial service providers including for example commercial banks, inclusive insurance and financial innovations.

Over a third of the world’s adult population have limited or no access to official financial services. Most of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

The growth of mobile banking lays the foundation for making official financial services available to all. This mostly benefits people with low income or who live in remote areas or are difficult to reach for other reasons. Access to financial services also empowers women.

Credible, reasonably-priced financing helps small farmers and entrepreneurs, thus paving the way for economic growth and new jobs.

Finnfund invests in micro-finance institutions, other financial institutions and fintech companies. At present, Finnfund’s investments and commitments in this sector total 225 million euros. Read more here.

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See video on investments in financial institions

Promoting financial inclusion through financial institutions is one of our key priorities.

More videos are published on Finnfund’s YouTube channel.

Examples of investments

 

Contact us:

Antti Urvas
Associate Director, Head of Financial Institutions portfolio

antti.urvas@finnfund.fi
tel. +358 45 113 0547

rahoituspäällikkö Ulla Huotari

Ulla Huotari
Investment Manager

ulla.huotari@finnfund.fi
tel. +358 50 594 2296

Ulla-Maija Rantapuska
Investment Manager

ulla-maija.rantapuska@finnfund.fi
tel. +358 41 536 5631

Väinö Esilä
Portfolio Officer

vaino.esila@finnfund.fi
tel. +358 50 568 5556