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Factsheet for measure LT-2020-15/353 – measures in Lithuania

Guarantees for business loans and leasing

Paskolų ir lizingo garantijos įmonėms

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 10 April 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
Author Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Social Research Centre)
Measure added 07 April 2020 (updated 05 May 2020)

Background information

Loan guarantees will be provided to small and medium-sized and large companies that have suffered from COVID-19. The terms of guarantees for loans are regulated by the Regulations on the provision of guarantees for small and medium business loans, as approved by the Order No. 4-188 of the Minister for the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania of 27 March 2020, and the Regulations on the provision of loan guarantees to financial institutions for loans taken by large enterprises, as approved by Order No. 4-187 of the Minister for the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania of 27 March 2020.

Content of measure

Guarantees for loans and financial leasing represent the instrument available for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. The National Development Agency (INVEGA) will guarantee banks and other financial institutions, including leasing companies, for the fulfillment of already granted and new loans. Loan guarantees can be granted in respect of:

  • existing investment (including leasing transactions) and working capital loans (except for leaseback transactions), the rearrangement of which took place after 16 March 2020;
  • new working capital loans (including leaseback transactions) to provide liquidity of companies.

The measure does not apply to loans granted to companies directly involved in the organisation of gambling and/or operating in the sectors of production, processing and marketing of weapons and munitions, tobacco and tobacco products and distilled alcoholic beverages, etc. Loans are guaranteed with an intensity of up to 80% of the loan amount, but not more than €1.5 million. The measure is planned to commence on 10 April 2020.

Use of measure

No information yet available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Employers' organisations
Company / Companies
Public support service providers
European Funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Direct consultation outside a formal body Direct consultation outside a formal body

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



Views and reactions

Social partners consulted only ad hoc, the tripartite meeting was not held.


  • 27 March 2020: LR ekonomikos ir inovacijų ministro įsakymas Nr. 4-188 (2020-03-27) (
  • 27 March 2020: LR ekonomikos ir inovacijų ministro įsakymas Nr. 4-187 (2020-03-27) (


Eurofound (2020), Guarantees for business loans and leasing, measure LT-2020-15/353 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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