Pressreleases and news

Government guarantee programme for companies is extended to 31 December 2020

Press release 24 September 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish Government has decided to extend the government guarantee programme for companies. The programme is a credit guarantee scheme that was introduced to mitigate the damage to the economy from the coronavirus crisis.

Surplus for Swedish central government in August 2020

Press release 7 September 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 19.8 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 26.7 billion. The difference is due to, among other things, tax income being higher than calculated and the fact that the turn over loss support to companies has...

Sweden’s sovereign green bond sale meets strong demand

Press release 1 September 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office today raised SEK 20 billion through its first-ever sale of a sovereign green bond. The proceeds will be linked to budget expenditures that contribute to achieving Sweden’s environmental and climate objectives.

The compliance of banks with MREL requirements – Q2 2020

News 27 August 2020 Financial stability

At the end of the second quarter, all banks complied with the minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL requirements) set by the Swedish National Debt Office. This is presented in the Debt Office’s latest quarterly report published today.

Sweden presents sovereign green bond ahead of issuance

News 24 August 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office is publishing the investor presentation of its sovereign green bond today ahead of the upcoming issue of approximately SEK 20 billion. The proceeds from the green bond will be linked to expenditures that contribute to achieving Sweden’s environmental and climate...

Norwegian Air Sweden AB has application for credit guarantee denied

Press release 18 August 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided to reject the application by airline company Norwegian Air Sweden AB for a state credit guarantee under the guarantee programme for airlines.

The Debt Office's support measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus

News 18 August 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

To mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swedish National Debt Office has been mandated to provide state credit guarantees within two guarantee schemes: the Government guarantee programme for companies, under which SEK 2.1 billion had been lent up to 31 July in 539 loans, and...

Deficit for Swedish central government in July 2020

Press release 7 August 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 34.4 billion in July. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 58.7 billion. The deviation is largely due to higher tax income than forecasted.

Sweden indicates maturity range of 7–10 years for green bond

Press release 14 July 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office intends to choose a maturity within the range of seven to ten years for its green bond scheduled for issuance in August. A group of banks has been mandated to explore investor interest and then execute the sale of approximately SEK 20 billion.

Deficit for Swedish central government in June 2020

Press release 7 July 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 56.5 billion in June. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 70.5 billion. The deviation is largely due to higher tax income than forecasted.

Swedish sovereign green bond to be issued in August 2020

Press release 5 June 2020 About the Debt Office, Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office is preparing to issue a green bond in August and estimates the issuance volume to be about SEK 20 billion. The proceeds will be linked to central government expenditures that go towards meeting Sweden’s environmental and climate objectives.

Surplus for Swedish central government in May 2020

Press release 5 June 2020 Report – Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 10.2 billion in May. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 17.4 billion. The deviation is mainly due to higher tax income than expected.

Debt Office extends eligibility period for government guarantee programme for companies

Press release 4 June 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt office is providing loan guarantees for companies that have been impacted financially by the coronavirus crisis. The Debt Office assesses there to be a continued need for the guarantee programme and is therefore extending the period for being eligible to receive a...

The compliance of banks with MREL requirements – Q1 2020

News 28 May 2020 Financial stability

At the end of the first quarter, all banks complied with the minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL requirements) set by the Swedish National Debt Office. This is presented in the Debt Office’s latest quarterly report published today.

Swedish government debt grows as virus effects hit budget

Press release 19 May 2020 Report – Central Government Borrowing, Central Government Borrowing, Covid-19

There has been a rapid and sharp slowdown in the Swedish economy due to the coronavirus, and the recovery will take time. The downturn in the economy and the support measures taken lead to a large deficit in the central government budget and to increased government debt.

Deficit for Swedish central government in april 2020

Press release 8 May 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 38.9 billion in April. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 6.8 billion. The deviation is mainly due to lower tax income than expected and payments for short-time work allowances. The deficit was counterbalanced by a...

Sweden provides guarantee for SAS AB

Press release 5 May 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has now issued a credit guarantee of SEK 1.5 billion to SAS AB. The guarantee is a joint action in which the Danish state undertakes an equal guarantee commitment.

Consultation response: Sweden should postpone decision to enter banking union

News 24 April 2020 Financial stability, About the Debt Office

The Swedish National Debt Office’s opinion is that Sweden should hold off on joining the banking union, as participation in the near future risks leading to transfer payments from Sweden for the crisis management of banks within the banking union. The fact that the banking union is not yet complete...

Deficit for Swedish central government in March 2020

Press release 7 April 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 42.1 billion in March. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 12.0 billion. The deviation is mainly due to the fact that foreign currency loans to the Riksbank were refinanced earlier than expected and loans to Swedish Export...

Debt Office extends phase-in for subordination of liabilities to support credit supply

News 7 April 2020 Financial stability, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided, effective immediately, to extend the phase-in period for the banks to meet MREL with own funds and subordinated liabilities to 2024 (from 2022). The measure is being taken to facilitate the banks’ ability to support the credit supply to businesses and...