Faster settlement of Swedish government securities

19 May 2014

As of 6 October, 2014, the settlement period for Swedish government securities will be shortened from three to two business days after the trading took place for both the primary and secondary market.

The transfer from T+3 from T+2 is based on the CSD-regulation, an initiative from the European Commission to harmonize the settlement standard for government securities in the secondary market. As of 6 October this year, transactions in government securities within EU will have a maximum of two business days after the trading took place. In Sweden the new standard will be implemented simultaneously in the primary and secondary market.

EDSM press release