The Bank is mainly deposit funded but it is an active bond issuer in domestic and international markets.


Íslandsbanki is one of the largest issuer of covered bonds in the domestic market. Domestically, the Bank is also a frequent issuer of unsecured listed securities.

The Bank’s Euro Medium Term Note (“EMTN”) Programme is the Bank's platform for funding in international markets. The inaugural bond issue under the EMTN programme was in December 2013.

Covered Bonds

Íslandsbanki has a covered bond programme in place. The bonds are issued under Act no. 11/2008 on Covered Bonds. The issue is regulated by the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority and an independent inspector monitors the issues.

Domestic Bond Programme

Íslandsbanki has published a base prospectus for a domestic bond programme. The Bank is able to issue a wide range of bonds under the prospectus.

Euro Medium Term Notes – EMTN

Íslandsbanki has a USD 2.5bn Euro Medium Term Note programme (EMTN) in place. The programme is registered at the Irish Stock Exchange.

Additional Tier 1

Sustainable Financing Framework

Íslandsbanki has defined a Framework for sustainable loans and investments in its portfolio. It consists of green, blue and red categories for social development.

Sustainalytics has given its positive second party opinion on the Framework, which is based on the ICMA´s Green, Social and Sustainable Principles.

They consist of the following four pillars:

  • Use of proceeds
  • Process for project evaluation and selection
  • Management of Proceeds
  • Reporting

Read more about the Sustainable Financing Framework