The variable rate loan is a credit whose interest rate may fluctuate depending on the conditions of the financial markets or the terms of a loan or issue agreement. These variations may change up or down. Generally, the rate revision is done once a year. To redefine the rate of their variable rate loans, the lending institutions are based on the Euribor (Euro Interbank Offered Rate), a benchmark index for the euro area. Thanks to this index, the rate is recalculated.
At this new figure, banks will add a margin of 1% to 3%. This margin is calculated according to the situation of the borrower. The adjustable rate loan is therefore directly dependent on the evolution of the money market and these subscribers. (more…)