Press releases and news

The Debt Office follows guidelines on the summary of resolution plans

News 9 April 2024 Financial stability

The Debt Office has informed the European Securities Authority (ESMA) that the authority follows ESMA's guidelines on the summary of resolution plans.

The Debt Office follows guidelines on the assessment of resolvability

News 9 April 2024 Financial stability

The Debt Office has notified the European Securities Authority (ESMA) that the authority follows ESMA's guidelines on the assessment of resolvability.

Small deficit for Swedish central government in March 2024

Press release 8 April 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 0.3 billion in March. The Debt Office’s forecast was a deficit of SEK 11.1 billion. The difference is due to higher tax income and lower net lending than expected. That was partly offset by higher disbursements from government...

The Debt Office follows guidelines on the types and content of the provisions of cooperation arrangements

News 2 April 2024 Financial stability

The Debt Office has notified the European Securities Authority (ESMA) that the authority follows ESMA's guidelines on the types and content of the provisions of cooperation arrangements.

The Debt Office follows guidelines on written arrangements and procedures for the functioning of resolution colleges

News 2 April 2024 Financial stability

The Debt Office has notified the European Securities Authority (ESMA) that the authority follows the ESMA's guidelines on written arrangements and procedures for the functioning of resolution colleges.

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2024

Press release 7 March 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 74.3 billion in February. The Debt Office’s forecast was a surplus of SEK 52.2 billion. The difference is due to higher tax income.

Compliance with the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities – Q4 2023

Press release 1 March 2024 Financial stability

All systemically important banks and other institutions were compliant with the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) at the end of the fourth quarter. Today, the Swedish National Debt Office released its quarterly report on MREL compliance.

Sweden sees deficit and growing debt ahead

Press release 22 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing

After three consecutive years of a budget surplus for the central government, the Swedish National Debt Office expects a deficit for both this year and the next. That entails an increase in the central government debt, from a low level. Given the larger borrowing requirement, the Debt Office is...

New department head for Financial Stability

Press release 21 February 2024 Financial stability

Today, Fredrik Bystedt has assumed the role of department head for Financial Stability at the Swedish National Debt Office.

Swedish central government debt continued to decrease in 2023

News 16 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Sweden’s central government finances remained unexpectedly strong in 2023, and the debt at year-end appears to have been the lowest since the mid-1960s. With a third consecutive budget surplus, the Debt Office’s borrowing for the year was solely for replacing maturing loans.

Terms for switch of inflation-linked bond 3109 for 3113

Press release 16 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers a switch auction in the 3109 inflation-linked bond maturing on 1 June 2025, aiming to decrease the outstanding volume before the time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auction will be held on 8 March.

Deficit for Swedish central government in January 2024

Press release 7 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 35.3 billion in January. This was in line with the National Debt Office’s forecast of SEK 34.9 billion.

Sweden raises USD 2 billion in two-year bond sale at 4.482%

Press release 23 January 2024 Central Government Borrowing

The Kingdom of Sweden has raised USD 2 billion (about SEK 21 billion) selling a two-year bond at a yield of 4.482 per cent. The bond sale is part of the Swedish National Debt Office’s communicated funding plan.

New department head for Guarantee and Financing

Press release 15 January 2024 Guarantees and Lending

Today, Jens Granlund has taken up his post as the new department head for Guarantee and Financing at the Swedish National Debt Office.

Terms for switches to new government bond SGB 1066

Press release 11 January 2024 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office will at the end of January introduce a new government bond, SGB 1066, maturing on 11 May 2035. The Debt Office will sell SEK 3 billion in the first auction and then offer switches to the new bond for a total of SEK 10 billion.

Central government surplus of SEK 19 billion in 2023

Press release 9 January 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 19 billion in 2023. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 31 billion. The surplus being less than expected is primarily due to lower tax income than forecast.

Green credit guarantee for a loan to H2 Green Steel

News 22 December 2023 Guarantees and Lending

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided to issue a credit guarantee for a loan to H2 Green Steel for financing a new green steel production plant in Boden, Sweden. The guarantee is provided within the framework of the guarantee scheme for large green industrial investments.

Green credit guarantees for loans to Northvolt

News 22 December 2023 Guarantees and Lending

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided to issue credit guarantees for loans for the development of Northvolt’s factory for battery production in Skellefteå, Sweden. The guarantees are provided within the framework of the guarantee scheme for large green industrial investments.

This year’s decisions on resolution plans

Press release 20 December 2023 Financial stability

Effective crisis management of banks and other institutions requires thorough planning. The Resolution Board has made this year’s decisions on resolution plans for the eight systemically important banks and one central counterparty. The banks have made good progress in complying with their...

Compliance with the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities – Q3 2023

Press release 8 December 2023 Financial stability

All systemically important banks and other institutions were compliant with the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) at the end of the third quarter. Today, the Swedish National Debt Office released its quarterly report on MREL compliance.