Three, six and 12-month Euribor rates rise to new highs since November 2008


Share post:

The three, six and 12-month Euribor rates rose today to new highs since November 2008 .

The 12-month Euribor rate, which is currently the most used in Portugal in variable rate mortgages, advanced today, when it was set at 3.982%, up 0.027 points, a new maximum since November 2008.

According to March 2023 data from the Bank of Portugal, the 12-month Euribor represents 41% of the stock of variable rate permanent home loans. The same data indicate that six and three month Euribor rates represent 33.7% and 22.9%, respectively.

The average 12-month Euribor rate advanced from 3.647% in March to 3.757% in April, up 0.110 points.

In the six-month term, the Euribor rate, which entered positive territory on June 6, 2022, advanced today to 3.781%, up 0.021 points from Friday and a new high since November 2008.

The average six-month Euribor rose from 3.267% in March to 3.516% in April, up 0.249 points.

In the same vein, the three-month Euribor, which entered positive territory on July 14 for the first time since April 2015, advanced today to 3.483%, up 0.021 points and a new high since November 2008.

The average three-month Euribor rose from 2.911% in March to 3.179% in April, an increase of 0.268 percentage points .

Euribor rates began to rise more significantly from February 04, 2022, after the European Central Bank (ECB) admitted it might raise key interest rates due to rising inflation in the Eurozone and the trend was reinforced with the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

At the most recent monetary policy meeting, on May 4, the ECB raised its key interest rates again for the seventh consecutive time, but only by 25 basis points, a lower increase than on March 16, February 2 and December 15, when it started to slow down the pace of increases compared to the two previous ones, which were 75 basis points, on October 27 and September 8, respectively.

On July 21, 2022, the ECB raised the three key interest rates by 50 basis points for the first time in 11 years.

The three, six and 12-month Euribor rates recorded all-time lows, respectively, of -0.605% on December 14, 2021, -0.554% and -0.518% on December 20, 2021.

Euribor is set by the average of the rates at which a group of 57 banks in the euro zone are willing to lend money to each other in the interbank market.

Related articles

PJ detains 13 people for computer fraud over 1 million euros

The arrests took place in the Porto Metropolitan Area. The suspects are aged between 20 and 60. Thirteen people,...

Nurses from health centers in the Lisbon region on strike on July 4

The Portuguese Nurses' Union (SEP) has called a strike for July 4 for nurses at the health centers...

Portugal in ‘yellow’ due to rain and thunderstorms (but there’s an exception)

All mainland districts, except Faro, will be under a yellow warning today due to the forecast of showers,...

Portuguese marines take part in “unprecedented” army in Lithuania

The innovative concept of employing Marine Forces will be "tested and implemented in its entirety". The "unprecedented" 'Light and...