The European Investment Bank (EIB) publishes data and status information on individual loans on its public website (www.eib.org). The status of a loan can fall into one of three stages: (1) under appraisal; (2) approved by the Board of Directors of the EIB; and (3) signed by borrower and the EIB.
Based on information that is available in the public domain:
in November 2008, the EIB signed five finance contracts with UK companies, totalling €689,570,509; and
in December 2008, the EIB signed six finance contracts with UK companies, totalling €1,292,257,485.
Looking forward, based again on information that is currently publicly available:
there are 11 EIB loan applications by UK companies, totalling £1,929 million, approved by the EIB's Board of Directors and now awaiting final signature; and
there are a further eight EIB loan applications by UK companies, totalling approximately £1,810 million, currently under appraisal.
The exact timing of the approval and signature stages is subject to the conclusion of confidential negotiations between the EIB and borrower.