Political risk guarantee

This guarantee facilitates Norwegian investment in countries with high political risk. The guarantee may cover either equity or loans.

About the product

What does the guarantee cover?

The guarantee can be issued to an investor that wants to invest in a subsidiary abroad, or to a lender that provides a loan for the same investment.

What does the guarantee cover?

  • The guarantee applies only to political risk, typically such risks as expropriation, civil unrest, new foreign exchange restrictions.
  • The guarantee is therefore relevant in countries with a high degree of political turmoil and little predictability.
  • Eksfin may, after a detailed risk assessment, guarantee up to 90 per cent of the investment or loan.
  • Guarantee coverage may be provided for up to 20 years.

How to apply?

Please start the process by filling in the application form.

How much does it cost?

Eksfin charges a premium upon issuing a guarantee.

The premium amount is determined based on:

  • The repayment period
  • Political conditions in the buyer’s country: Eksfin assesses the risk of political unrest arising in a foreign buyer’s country.