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: 1/24/2020
Yield Curve Date: 1/23/2020
Maturity Date: 03/31/2050
Volatility: 15.37%

Callable Immediately (Par)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.597% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.580

Callable Immediately ( 5% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.273% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.256

Callable Immediately ( 10% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.164% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.147

5-Year Call Date:03/31/2025

5-Year No Call (Par)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.265% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.248

5-Year No Call (  5% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.164% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.147

5-Year No Call (  10% decreasing)
Eff. FFB Rate with Option: 2.095% Qtr.
Call Option Pricing Spread 0.079

ISSUE DATE: 1/24/2020

1/23/2020 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
1.55 1.56 1.55 1.51 1.51 1.55 1.65 1.74 2.03 2.18

APPROXIMATE FFB QUARTERLY RATES*

3-mo 6-mo 1-yr 2-yr 3-yr 5-yr 7-yr 10-yr 20-yr 30-yr
1.55 1.55 1.54 1.51 1.51 1.55 1.64 1.72 1.94 2.02

*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 first quarter of calendar year 2020.

 Municipal Interest Rates 
for the First Quarter of 2020
Interest Rate Term Ends in (year...) RUS rate (0.000 percent)
2021 1.125
2022 1.125
2023 1.125
2024 1.250
2025 1.250
2026 1.375
2027 1.375
2028 1.500
2029 1.500
2030 1.625
2031 1.750
2032 1.750
2033 1.750
2034 1.875
2035 1.875
2036 2.000
2037 2.000
2038 2.000
2039 2.125
2040 2.125
2041 or later 2.375