Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) is a credit institution 100%-owned by the Bulgarian state. It was established in 1999 as the Encouragement Bank with main focus to support small and medium-sized enterprises. BDB is among the top four Bulgarian banks in terms of credit rating, rated "BBB" with a positive outlook by Fitch Ratings. It is the only Bulgarian bank to provide direct financing as well as financing via other credit institutions.

Our mission

We provide financing and professional consulting to support the industrial growth of the Bulgarian economy

Our focus

We invest in key sectors of the economy: energy efficiency, infrastructure, agriculture, urban development, exports

Our group

We are a full-fledged banking group offering a full range of financial services and support the business at every stage of development

What do you need?

Take advantage of current financing opportunities for your small or medium business. Select the program and we will direct you to the appropriate company

What do you need?

Contact us

Phone number

+359 2 9306333


Why choose us?

BDB is among the top four Bulgarian banks in terms of credit rating, rated "BBB" with a positive outlook by Fitch Ratings.

Years of Experience
Supported Companies
Billion leva in corporate loans
International Partners


Learn quickly and conveniently about the latest news and initiatives related to the Bulgarian Development Bank.

BDB launches debate on creation of new 2024-2026 Strategy with businesses, trade unions and municipalities

For the first time since the establishment of the Bank, BDB’s objectives and priorities will be defined together with...

See more ➔ 29.06.2023

Tsanko Arabadjiev: BDB’s goal is to provide access to green financing for small and medium-sized businesses

The main problems facing the green transformation are the lack of green projects and access to funding.

See more ➔ 22.06.2023

Iliya Karanikolov, Chairperson of the Management Board of BDB: BDB will position itself as a serious player in the banking market

The bank will provide bridge financing to projects under the Recovery and Sustainability Plan

See more ➔ 20.02.2023
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