03/03/2017 - 14:30

The government proposal for the Health, social services and regional government reform published

Municipality Finance Plc
Stock exchange release
3 March 2017 at 2:30 PM (EET)

The government proposal for the Health, social services and regional government reform published


The preparation of the Health, social services and regional government reform proceeds in Finland. The reform includes, among other things, plans to transfer tasks related to social and healthcare services from municipalities to new autonomous regions.

After a wide consultation process the Finnish government has published its proposal to the Parliament on 2 March 2017. The act proposal is now put to Parliament and its contents may change during the parliamentary process. Therefore Municipality Finance is not in a position to evaluate the reform's impact on its operation before the final legislative acts are passed in the Parliament. 

Potentially the reform might have an effect on MuniFin's volumes, but not in 2017. MuniFin is actively following the development of the reform.

The government proposal is available in English at www.alueuudistus.fi/frontpage.

MUNICIPALITY FINANCE PLC

Pekka Averio
President and CEO
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Measured by the group's balance sheet, Municipality Finance Plc (MuniFin) is Finland's second largest credit institution. The company is owned by Finnish municipalities, the public sector pension fund Keva and the Republic of Finland. MuniFin is an integral part of the Finnish public economy.

MuniFin's balance sheet totals approximately EUR 34 billion. Funding for the company is primarily obtained through the international capital markets. MuniFin's funding is guaranteed by the Municipal Guarantee Board.

MuniFin's mission is to ensure competitive funding for local government investments and state-subsidised social housing production in all market conditions. The company's customers are Finnish municipalities, municipal federations, municipally controlled companies and non-profit housing corporations. The customers use financing solutions provided by MuniFin to finance social and non-profit targets such as day care centres, schools, housing, hospitals and other municipal investments.

The Municipality Finance Group also includes the subsidiary company, Financial Advisory Services Inspira Ltd.