About the Bank

The Scottish National Investment Bank is a development investment bank, established and funded by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland.

Development banks seek to invest where the private sector is not providing sufficient investment to businesses or projects that support the development of a country's economy.

The Bank has been established to operate commercially, and is operationally independent from government.

What we do

The Bank invests in Scottish business, projects and communities to deliver environmental, social and financial returns for the people of Scotland.

Investments in debt and equity are made on commercial terms based on the needs of individual projects or businesses. The Bank seeks to invest widely and diversely, and approaches every opportunity on an individual basis, so that the financing offered is tailored to the needs of the individual business or project seeking support.

The Bank invests in businesses based in Scotland, projects based in Scotland, or businesses seeking to move to Scotland.  Typically the Bank will invest in businesses and projects seeking more than £1m in investment support (debt or equity). 

All investments must deliver both commercial returns and mission impact returns that support at least one of the Bank's missions.

The Missions

The Bank’s missions have been designed to address the long term, persistent challenges facing Scotland. The missions have been set by the Scottish Government.

Our People

Corporate Information

Scottish National Investment Bank plc is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in Scotland under the Companies Act 2006 whose shares are not publicly traded. The company registration number is SC677431. The registered address is Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

The Scottish National Investment Bank has three legal entities in its structure. The Scottish National Investment Bank plc, a holding company for the group; Scottish Investments Limited, the company through which all investments are made and Scottish Investment Services Limited, the operational services company to the group.


Annual Report and Accounts 2023

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