With our Kontrollbank Credit Line (KRR), you get access to an attractive framework credit. You can finance all your export receivables and additionally your export orders up to 10% of your last year's export sales. Additionally the Republic of Austria can take over up to 80% of your bank’s credit risk through guarantees by aval.

Fact Sheet on Kontrollbank Credit Line (KRR)

Learn in our short video how we can help you with our working capital loan (Kontrollbank Credit Line/KRR) with your export projects (only in German).

Your situation

You are an Austrian company that exports goods and/or services and that meets the EU definition of a large enterprise:

  • at least 250 employees or
  • annual turnover exceeding 50 million euros and an annual balance sheet total exceeding 43 million euros or
  • at least 25 % of the shares owned by a large company

You want a flexible working capital loan with long-term low interest rates to finance your export activities. You are looking for a risk partner to increase your financial leeway at your bank.

Our service: The Kontrollbank Credit Line (KRR)

As your bank’s partner, OeKB offers working capital loans for your ongoing export activities. The maximum credit amount granted under the KRR is determined by your export receivables. In addition, your export orders can be taken into account with a maximum of 10% of last year's export turnover.

If your bank grants your company a KRR, the Republic of Austria can take over part of the risk with a guarantee by aval: A maximum of 80% of the financing volume, whereby the amount may not exceed 15% of the export turnover or 60 million euros. This allows your bank to grant you an attractive credit framework to finance your export transactions.

OeKB sets the KRR interest rate on a quarterly basis. 

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Your benefits

Depending on your creditworthiness up to 80% of your bank's risk can be taken.

Expansion of the financing basis to offer long-term attractive conditions

A revolving flexible credit line that often spans several years

We process your KRR with your bank quickly and unbureaucratically.

The costs

Guarantee by aval fee 0.3% p.a. of the amount used, provided that the bank bears your insolvency risk
0.4 % p.a. of the amount used, provided that the Republic of Austria bears your insolvency risk
Handling fee one-off 0.1 % of the requested amount granted, min. 10 euros, max. 720 euros
Interest rate current interest rate (Kontrollbank Credit Line): www.oekb.at/interest

In addition to OeKB's costs, your bank may charge you additional costs. OeKB has no influence over your bank's costs.

How to get the KRR

  1. Submit your request to your bank which will take care of the rest for you.
  2. We check the documents and present them to the advisory board.
  3. Following a positive evaluation by the advisory board, your bank receives the confirmation and gains access to the favourable financing funds.
  4. You will receive a bill of exchange from your bank, which you accept with your signature. This is guaranteed by the Federal Ministry of Finance. Then you can take advantage of your credit.

Forms required for an application

Annual accounts for the last two years

Please send us your balance sheets for the last two years along with the forms. 


Bank credit list

Other forms

Any further questions?

Client Advisory Export Services
T +43 1 53127-2600

Your bank as a partner

Ask your bank about the KRR.