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: 2/15/2019
Yield Curve Date: 2/14/2019
Maturity Date: 3/31/2049
Volatility: 12.95%

 

Callable Immediately (Par)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 3.645% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.784

 

Callable Immediately (5% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 3.209% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.348

 

Callable Immediately (10% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 3.066% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.205

 

5-Year Call Date:3/31/2024

 

5-Year No Call (Par)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 3.188% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.327

 

5-Year No Call (5% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 3.064% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.204

 

5-Year No Call (10% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.973% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.113

 

ISSUE DATE: 2/15/2019

2/14/2019 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
2.43 2.51 2.53 2.50 2.48 2.48 2.56 2.66 2.85 3.01

 

APPROXIMATE FFB QUARTERLY RATES*

3-mo 6-mo 1-yr 2-yr 3-yr 5-yr 7-yr 10-yr 20-yr 30-yr
2.43 2.52 2.52 2.49 2.47 2.48 2.55 2.64 2.79 2.86

 

*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 1st 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 first quarter of calendar year 2019.

 Municipal Interest Rates 
for the First Quarter of 2019
Interest Rate Term Ends in (year...) RUS rate (0.000 percent)
2020 1.875
2021 2.000
2022 2.125
2023 2.125
2024 2.250
2025 2.375
2026 2.375
2027 2.500
2028 2.625
2029 2.750
2030 2.750
2031 2.875
2032 2.875
2033 3.000
2034 3.000
2035 3.125
2036 3.125
2037 3.125
2038 3.250
2039 3.250
2040 or later 3.750