Access to Finance

The EBRD has a well-established track record of working on law reform in areas promoting access to finance. The financial crisis has underscored the need for a sound, efficient and predictable legal framework and need for continuous support to the SME sector in countries where the EBRD works.

Our past work has mainly consisted of assisting in the development of legal and regulatory systems for secured credit, strengthening the security package (in the form of pledges and mortgages), supporting development of different agricultural financing products and exploring alternative financial structures such as leasing and factoring.

Building on the positive past experience and being in a position to transfer cross-border knowledge and expertise, we are continuing to explore well established as well as innovative financial products provided to assist countries where the EBRD works in bridging some of the still existing transition gaps or just supporting their development in this area.