Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR)
What it is:
How it works (Example):
EURIBOR is sponsored by the European Banking Federation which represents some 5,000 banks and by the Financial Markets Association.
With the introduction of the Euro in 1999, European banks realized the need for a new interbank reference rate within the European Union. To answer this need, the EURIBOR was adopted as the benchmark rate for the large Euro money market.
EURIBOR is also the underlying rate for many derivatives, both over-the-counter and exchange-traded.