In 2014, funding in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) increased by 30%. The highest growth was recorded in investments in company development. The volume of investment loans from UniCredit Bank increased by more than 40%. This was stated by Roman Šilha, director for corporate clients, MID and SME at UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia. The most important foreign trade partners for SME are according to UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia mainly Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.