Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor)

Reuters  Jul 19  Comment 
Two former French derivatives traders, including a one-time star banker at Deutsche Bank, were handed jail terms totalling more than 13 years by a London court on Thursday for plotting to rig global Euribor interest rates.
Reuters  Jul 17  Comment 
The European Central Bank is concerned about the risk of systemic problems if efforts to reform Euribor, one of the bank-to-bank lending benchmarks caught up in a global rate-rigging scandal, get torpedoed.
Reuters  Jul 12  Comment 
Three former Barclays bankers face a possible retrial after a London jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges that they conspired to manipulate global Euribor interest rates.
Channel News Asia  Jun 4  Comment 
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday ordered French bank Société Générale SA to pay a US$475 million penalty to resolve charges it manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, and the Euro Interbank Offered...
Reuters  May 29  Comment 
A former Barclays banker, charged with conspiring to manipulate Euribor interest rates, told a London criminal court on Tuesday that she had followed the instructions of her bosses and always believed she had acted honestly.
Financial Times  Apr 11  Comment 
Serious Fraud Office opens case against five ex-traders alleging they tried to rig key rate
Channel News Asia  Apr 9  Comment 
LONDON: The first trial for the rigging of the Euribor lending rate, which has forced major banks to pay out billions, got underway in London on Monday (Apr 9). Five defendants will face trial over accusations they manipulated the Euribor, the...
Financial Times  Mar 27  Comment 
Almost €150bn of country’s floating rate debt is tied to the benchmark
The Economic Times  Mar 19  Comment 
This former banker pleaded guilty to conspiring to rig the interest-rate benchmark -- Euribor.
Financial Times  Mar 15  Comment 
Christian Bittar, who worked in the bank’s London and Singapore offices, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud


The chart on the left is the 3 month Euribor.

The Euro Interbank Offered Rate, or Euribor, is the average interest rate at which term deposits are offered between prime banks in the EU wholesale money market or interbank market.[1] Just like the LIBOR serves as a short-term reference rate for British Pound and U.S. Dollar denominated instruments, the Euribor is widely used as a reference rate for Euro denominated forward rate agreements, short-term interest rate futures contracts and interest rate swaps. It is quoted for spot value T+2 (for settlement 2 working days after the calculation date) and calculated on an actual/360 day count convention (with an exact day count over a 360-day year).[1]

Calculation of the Euribor

A representative panel of prime banks in the European Union interbank market provide daily quotes of the rates that each panel bank believes one prime bank is quoting to another prime bank for term deposits with maturities ranging from one week to one year. The panel banks are required to directly input their data to Reuters no later than 10.45am (Central European Time) on each day that that the Trans-European Automated Real-Time Gross-Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET) system is open. At 11.00am, Reuters eliminates the highest and lowest 15% of all quotes collected, averages the remaining quotes, rounds the average to 3 decimal places and publishes this average as the Euribor. If more than 50% of the panel banks fail to provide their data by 11:00am, Reuters will delay calculating the Euribor until at least 50% of the panel banks have quoted.[2]

Euribor Panel Banks

Euribor panel banks have the highest volume of business in EU money markets and are either banks located in the European Union or large international banks from non-EU countries but with important EU operations.[3]

  • Germany: Landesbank Berlin, Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, Landesbank Hessen - Thüringen Girozentrale, WestLB AG, Commerzbank, DZ Bank Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Girozentrale, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
  • Greece: National Bank of Greece
  • Italy: Banca IntesaBci, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, UCI Milan
  • Luxembourg: Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État

Netherlands: ABN Amro Bank, ING Bank, Rabobank

  • Portugal: Caixa Geral De Depósitos (CGD)
  • Spain: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Banco Santander Central Hispano, Confederacion Española de Cajas de Ahorros
  • Other EU Banks: Barclays Capital, Svenska Handelsbanken, Den Danske Bank

Euribor on Wikinvest


  1. 1.0 1.1 About Euribor, European Banking Federation (EBF)
  2. Euribor Technical Features, European Banking Federation
  3. Euribor Panel Banks, European Banking Federation (EBF)
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