Thursday, 19 July 2012
Dáil Éireann Debate
52. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the rate of interest on Ireland’s repayments to the EFSF; and the way this compares with the rate of interest being offered to Spain. [35937/12]
|Lender||Nominal Loan Amount||Date of Draw Down||Maturity Date||Term from Date of Drawdown||Interest Rate|
|European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)||€4.19 billion1||01-Feb-11||18-Jul-16||5.5 yrs||2.75%|
|€0.48 billion2||19-Jul-12||19-Jul-41||29 yrs||Pooled Floating Interest rate3|
|€2.80 billion||03-Apr-12||03-Apr-37||25yrs||Pooled Floating Interest rate3|
|EFSF Total||€12.74 billion||11.1yr weighted average life|
1. A prepaid margin of €0.53 billion was deducted from the loan of €4.19 billion drawdown on 1 February 2011 giving a net liability of €3.66 billion. This margin prepayment will be refunded to Ireland in 2016.
3. Short Term EFSF Funding of €1.0 billion maturing in 2012 is due to be replaced by longer term funding at a pooled floating interest rate which will be calculated under the EFSF’s diversified funding strategy. The EFSF funding provided to Ireland under pooled issuance comes from a variety of fundings. The EFSF rate for June was 1.63%. The EFSF loan of €1.27bn maturing in 2015 is also subject to rollover at a floating rate.
A final decision on the process of Spain’s bank recapitalisation funding has yet to be taken. However, as this funding is being provided in the first instance by the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the relevant pricing policies will apply. Spain, in common with other countries in receipt of EFSF funding, will pay the rate determined by the EFSF’s cost of funding, which is defined in the EFSF Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement as follows:
Subject to the final decision on the price of Spain’s EFSF funding, there is no reason to believe that the cost of EFSF funds for Spain will be any more favourable than that now available for Ireland.
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