Rural Utilities Loan Interest Rates

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On November 1, 1993, the Rural Electrification Loan Restructuring Act, Pub. L. 103-129, 107 Stat. 1356, (RELRA) amended the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., (RE Act) to establish a new interest rate structure for insured electric loans. Insured electric loans approved on or after this date, are either municipal rate loans or hardship rate loans. Borrowers meeting the criteria set forth in §1714.8 are eligible for 5 percent hardship rate loans.


Treasury and Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Rates

The following list of interest rates for loans shall not constitute an offer or commitment to make a loan at these rates. The interest rates listed are illustrative only of the rates that would apply to funds advanced on the date identified here as the "Issue Date." These rates change daily.

APPROXIMATE FEDERAL FINANCING BANK LOAN RATES WITH CALL OPTIONS
Issue Date: 10/18/2019
Yield Curve Date: 10/17/2019
Maturity Date: 1/3/2050
Volatility: 24.68%

Callable Immediately (Par)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 3.115% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 1.063

Callable Immediately (5% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.565% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.514

Callable Immediately (10% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.355% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.303

5-Year Call Date:12/31/2024

5-Year No Call (Par)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.517% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.465

5-Year No Call (5% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.350% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.298

5-Year No Call (10% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.219% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.168

ISSUE DATE: 10/18/2019

10/17/2019 TREASURY YIELD CURVE SEMIANNUAL RATES

3-mo 6-mo 1-yr 2-yr 3-yr 5-yr 7-yr 10-yr 20-yr 30-yr
1.66 1.63 1.59 1.60 1.57 1.57 1.66 1.76 2.05 2.24

APPROXIMATE FFB QUARTERLY RATES*

3-mo 6-mo 1-yr 2-yr 3-yr 5-yr 7-yr 10-yr 20-yr 30-yr
1.66 1.61 1.59 1.59 1.57 1.58 1.66 1.74 1.97 2.05

*These approximate FFB rates are based upon a common type of RUS loan in which the quarterly loan payments are derived by amortizing over 30 years, but the loan matures with a balloon payment at the maturity indicated in the column heading (for example, 10 years). The column headings are approximate maturity terms, since the loans end on quarterly payment dates.

This list of interest rates for loans and pricing spreads for call options shall not constitute an offer or commitment to make a loan at these rates or to provide call options at these spreads. The interest rates and pricing spreads listed here are illustrative only of the rates and spreads that would apply to loans made on the date identified here as the "Issue Date" and would not apply to loans made on any other date.

Track our progress in loan making throughout the fiscal year by looking at the latest BoxScore.  This document displays details of the various Electric Program loan offerings.

For information as to available "Call Options" and their associated pricing spreads, please contact the Electric Program directly (RUS Contacts).

To obtain the latest Federal Reserve Statistical Release of daily interest rates, you may use this link to go to the Federal Reserve Bank, where that information is available.


Municipal Interest Rates for the 4th Quarter of CY 2019

In accordance with 7 CFR 1714.5, the interest rates are established as shown in the following table for all interest rate terms that begin at any time during the third quarter of calendar year 2019.

 Municipal Interest Rates 
for the Fourth Quarter of 2019
Interest Rate Term Ends in (year...) RUS rate (0.000 percent)
2020 1.000
2021 1.000
2022 1.000
2023 1.000
2024 1.125
2025 1.125
2026 1.250
2027 1.250
2028 1.250
2029 1.375
2030 1.375
2031 1.500
2032 1.500
2033 1.625
2034 1.625
2035 1.750
2036 1.750
2037 1.750
2038 1.875
2039 1.875