New Board of Directors for the Swedish National Debt Office

News 19 December 2019 About the Debt Office

The Government has appointed three new members of the Board of Directors of the Swedish National Debt Office starting in January. Three current Board members will leave the Board when their appointments are completed.

Debt Office leaves foreign currency exposure unchanged

News 3 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office, in accordance with the current guidelines for central government debt management, will stop buying foreign currency for the purposes of reducing the currency exposure of the debt.

The Debt Office publishes information on how banks are meeting requirements

News 29 November 2019 Financial stability

For the first time, the Swedish National Debt Office is publishing a report on how Swedish banks comply with their requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL). These liabilities can be written down or converted into equity if the Debt Office manages a bank in crisis through...

Foreign currency exposure of the central government debt remains unchanged

News 14 November 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish Government issued a decision today on the guidelines for central government debt management. In accordance with the Swedish National Debt Office’s proposal, the foreign currency exposure of the debt is to be left unchanged and the term to maturity steered towards a combined target for...

Correction: Old news item published in error

News 4 November 2019 About the Debt Office

On Monday afternoon 4 November, an old news item "Debt Office takes ownership of Saab Parts" was sent out in error. This news item was originally published at the end of 2012. The technical problem that caused the publication error has now been corrected.

We are now launching our new website

News 21 October 2019 About the Debt Office

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is launching a new website to better meet the needs of our target audiences. The new riksgalden.se features increased accessibility, an improved structure and more modern design.

Sweden appoints structuring advisor for green bond

News 3 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office has appointed SEB as structuring advisor for its green bond, which will be issued in 2020. The proceeds from the issuance will be allocated to selected budget expenditures on sustainable investments and projects.

Debt Office comments on bonds with maturities of up to 100 years

News 27 August 2019 Central Government Borrowing

In light of the currently low interest rates, also on very long-term loans, the Swedish National Debt Office is evaluating whether there are grounds and conditions for issuing bonds with longer maturities, such as 100 years.

New statistics provide more nuanced picture of housing market

News 28 May 2019 About the Debt Office

A new Focus Report from the Swedish National Debt Office analyses price development in the Swedish housing market.

Debt Office adapts methodology to assess eligibility for simplified obligations in resolution planning

News 11 April 2019 Financial stability, Deposit Insurance

The Debt Office, as resolution authority, has adapted its methodology for determining whether institutions should be subject to simplified obligations in resolution planning.

Decision on MREL for Danske Hypotek AB

News 11 April 2019 Financial stability, Deposit Insurance

The Debt Office has made a decision on the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) for Danske Bank’s Swedish subsidiary Danske Hypotek AB. The decision is part of the work conducted by Danske Bank’s resolution college, which is led by the Danish resolution authorities...

After decision from the Riksbank: Swedish National Debt Office reduces foreign currency borrowing

News 6 March 2019 Central Government Borrowing

Due to today’s decision by the Riksbank to reduce the size of the foreign currency reserve, the Riksbank has requested that the outstanding foreign currency loans maturing in 2019 will not be refinanced. Consequently, The Debt Office will not raise further loans on behalf of the Riksbank in 2019.

Swedish central government debt at lowest level in 40 years

News 21 February 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is submitting its basis for evaluation of central government debt management in 2018 to the Government. The year was characterised by a declining debt, continued low interest rates and a limited supply of government bonds. The Debt Office also took a position...

Sweden is better prepared for a banking crisis

News 5 February 2019 Financial stability, About the Debt Office, Deposit Insurance

Sweden is now better prepared for a financial crisis than it was ten years ago. This was emphasised by Swedish National Debt Office Director General Hans Lindblad when he spoke today at the Riksdag Committee on Finance’s open hearing on financial stability.

Do banks still benefit from an expectation of an implicit state guarantee?

News 22 January 2019 Financial stability, About the Debt Office, Deposit Insurance

A new report from Finansinspektionen and the Swedish National Debt Office shows that the value of an implicit state guarantee for the major Swedish banks has decreased since the financial crisis in 2008–2009. This decrease is due to higher capital and liquidity requirements on the banks, a new...

Statement regarding Nordic-Baltic financial crisis simulation

News 21 January 2019 Financial stability, Deposit Insurance

The Nordic and Baltic financial stability authorities have conducted a joint financial crisis management exercise. The exercise was held from 22 to 23 January 2019 and involved 31 authorities from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as well as relevant European...

The importance of a prepared strategy for managing a bank in crisis

News 19 December 2018 Financial stability

The Swedish National Debt Office has reviewed plans for how every bank and other institutions in Sweden are to be managed in the event of a crisis. “Financial crises are among the most costly events a society can experience. Having a thoroughly prepared plan allows us to immediately begin...

Maturity steering of the central government debt is being merged

News 15 November 2018 Report – Evaluation of central government debt man, Central Government Borrowing

Today, the Government adopted the guidelines for the management of the central government debt in 2019. In accordance with the Debt Office’s proposal, the steering of the maturity of the krona debt is being merged.

Terms for switches to government bond SGB1061

News 30 September 2018 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office introduces a new government bond SGB 1061 X% 12 Nov 29. The auction details and the coupon will be published on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 16:20.

Crisis management of banks and other institutions

News 11 June 2018 Financial stability

The Swedish National Debt Office's (the Debt Office) responsibility for financial crisis management has been built up over the past ten years. In a report we present the methods available in Sweden for crisis management of banks and other institutions.

No room for green sovereign bonds in Sweden at present

News 27 April 2018 Central Government Borrowing, Report – Other

The Swedish National Debt Office sees no room to issue a green sovereign bond at present. Given the current limited borrowing requirement in Sweden, introducing a new debt instrument would lead to higher long-term funding costs for the government, according to the Debt Office.

Debt Office postpones auction in SGB 1060 until tomorrow

News 18 April 2018 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided to delay today’s auction in SGB 1060 further due to technical issues at Nasdaq Stockholm.

Debt Office postpones today’s bond auction until 2.00 pm

News 18 April 2018 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided to delay today’s auction in SGB 1060 due to technical issues at Nasdaq Stockholm.

Resolution – a paradigm shift

News 22 March 2018 Financial stability, About the Debt Office

The new way of handling banks and other institutions in crisis has changed the conditions for tackling financial crisis. We will no longer save institutions with tax funds, said Director General Hans Lindblad at the Nordic Bank Capital and Funding Forum conference in Stockholm.

Central government debt management in 2017

News 22 February 2018 Report – Government debt, Central Government Borrowing

The Debt Office submits its basis for evaluation of the central government debt management in 2017.

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3110

News 10 November 2017 Central Government Borrowing

As a market commitment, the Debt Office offers switch auctions amounting to a total of approximately SEK 5 billion before SGB IL 3110 becomes shorter than one year. The switch auctions will be held on 8 and 11 December.

Longer duration of central government debt

News 9 November 2017 Central Government Borrowing

Today the government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt in 2018. The decision is in accordance with the Debt Office's proposal.

New Head of Debt Management Department

News 2 August 2017 About the Debt Office, Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Debt Office has appointed Göran Robertsson as the new head of the Debt Management Department. He assumes his new position from 1 August.

New Head of Debt Management Department

News 1 August 2017 About the Debt Office, Government Debt

The Debt Office has appointed Göran Robertsson as the new head of the Debt Management Department. He assumes his new position from 1 August.

Terms for switches to government bond SGB 1060

News 26 April 2017 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers additional switches to bond SGB 1060 0.75% 12 May 28 during the period 18–22 May.