Below you can see the current interest rates of a large number of central banks. This concerns the interest rates that central banks charge when banks want to borrow money from them.
If you would like detailed information about the interest rates of a specific central bank, click in the overview on the name of the relevant country or region. Sometimes a central bank maintains a range (a minimum and maximum interest rate). We then indicate the maximum interest.
A central bank is an institution that is responsible for implementing monetary policy in the operating area of the relevant central bank. Preventing too high or low inflation is often the main goal. A central bank also often keeps an eye on economic growth.
An important part of the policy of a central bank is determining the official interest rates. These are the interest rates at which banks can borrow money from the central bank or the interest that banks receive when they deposit money at the central bank. Because banks and other financial institutions keep a close eye on central bank interest rates when determining their own interest rates on, for example, mortgages , private loans and business loans , a central bank can influence the interest rates that are in the market. In this way, a central bank can influence the economy within the operating area.