Interest rate increase

Authors Danmarks Nationalbank
Subject Press releases from Danmarks Nationalbank
Type Press Releases  
Year 2016
Published 7 January 2016
Abstract icon Effective from 8 January 2016, Danmarks Nationalbank's interest rate on certificates of deposit is increased by 0.10 percentage point.

Effective from 8 January 2016, Danmarks Nationalbank's interest rate on certificates of deposit is increased by 0.10 percentage point. The lending rate, the discount rate and the current-account rate are unchanged. The interest rate increase follows Danmarks Nationalbank's sale of foreign exchange in the market. The monetary policy rate spread to the euro area is thereby narrowed from -0.45 to -0.35 percentage point.

Effective from 8 January 2016 and following the interest rate increase, the monetary-policy counterparties' current-account limits will be reduced from kr. 63 billion to kr. 32 billion. The reduction of the current-account limits is a consequence of the monetary-policy counterparties' reduced need to place liquidity in Danmarks Nationalbank.

Additional information on the monetary-policy counterparties' current-account deposits can be found on our website, www.nationalbanken.dk, under Rules > Monetary and foreign-exchange policy.

Effective from the above date, Danmarks Nationalbank's interest rates are:

Lending rate: 0.05 per cent

Certificates of deposit: -0.65 per cent

Current-account: 0.00 per cent

Discount rate: 0.00 per cent

Enquiries can be directed to Julie Holm Simonsen on tel. +45 3363 6022.