Eksportfinans was established in 1962 to provide long-term financing for the Norwegian export sector. The company is owned by 21 banks operating in Norway (85 percent) and the Kingdom of Norway (15 percent). The company is staffed by highly skilled individuals and is located in central Oslo.
Until 2011, Eksportfinans managed the Norwegian officially supported export financing scheme. In November 2011 the Norwegian government announced that it would establish a new state-owned entity, Export Credit Norway, to assume responsibility for new officially supported loans. In 2021 this company was merged with the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) into the new state owned company Export Finance Norway (Eksfin).
Since the split in 2011 Eksportfinans has not offered any new lending, but has continued to actively manage its existing portfolio of loans in addition to its other assets, liabilities and commitments.