During its 50 years of operations, Eksportfinans has specialized in providing financing to the Norwegian export industry. In recent years, the majority of loans has been granted to projects within the oil & gas and maritime sectors. All loans given by Eksportfinans are secured by guarantees from either GIEK (The Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits) and / or highly rated banks.
Eksportfinans provided government supported loans on behalf of the Ministry of Trade & Industry (CIRR loans) to the Norwegian export sector from 1978 to 2011. A new state-owned entity, operative from July 1, 2012 has been set up for this purpose.
The company continues to manage a large portfolio of loans and in this process provides a range of services to borrowers as part of the loan administration process.