Media Release September 1, 2022

Deutsche Bank offers energy loans to help companies cope with rising energy cost

With its "Energy Loan", Deutsche Bank has launched a credit programme to help companies invest in their energy efficiency and cope with the sharp rise in energy costs.

The energy loan is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany that want to become less dependent on fossil fuels. The Bank's loan helps companies, for example, to invest in equipment and machinery to increase energy efficiency, to convert a heating system or to build a photovoltaic or biomass system. Companies can also use the energy loan as an additional building block in their working capital financing.

"Especially now, when business models of many companies are under pressure due to the sharp rise in energy prices, we want to help companies cope with the inflation in energy costs," explains Hauke Burkhardt, head of lending at Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank. "By investing in sustainable technologies and in higher energy efficiency, companies reduce their energy costs and can increase their financial leeway for the future."

The energy loan comprises up to 250,000 euros per company and runs for up to 180 months. Up to 24 months are repayment-free. Companies can apply for and take out this loan online - via the information portal Energy Security

Note: the energy loan is available to corporate clients in Germany. The external website is available in German only.

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