Reform of interest rate benchmarks
Certain interest rate benchmarks including LIBOR, EURIBOR and EONIA are being or have recently been reformed. If any of your financial products or internal processes refer to these rates or other interest rate benchmarks, the following information is relevant for you.
Interest rate benchmark are used to determine (1) the amount of interest payable for a wide range of financial products such as derivatives, bonds, loans, structured products and mortgages, and (2) the valuation of financial products.
The most common examples of interest rate benchmarks used in financial contracts across the world are the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and for the euro, the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR) and Euro Overnight Index Average (EONIA).
(Updated 12 December 2019)