The Development Bank of North Macedonia is a development bank that is 100% owned by the Republic of North Macedonia. It was founded in 1998 with the primary goal of supporting domestic micro, small, medium, and export-oriented trading companies and strengthening the competitiveness of the Macedonian economy. The bank supports domestic companies through direct and intermediated lending, short-term insurance of the export of Macedonian products and services against commercial and political risks, domestic factoring and export factoring with recourse, as well as issuing guarantees.