Interest rate cap

An interest rate cap helps you ensure that the interest rate on your loan will not exceed a certain level even if interest rates started to rise. If interest rates fall, however, you will benefit from it as usual. You can link an interest rate cap either to a new loan or your existing loan.

Your benefits

  • You will benefit from a low Euribor rate and any decreases in the reference interest rate.
  • You can be certain that the interest rate will not increase above the agreed level.
  • The interest rate hedge can be taken for a shorter period than the loan, as the amount of interest makes the most difference at the beginning of the loan period when the loan principal is high.
  • When the Euribor rate falls below the selected interest rate cap, the loan's reference interest rate will track the Euribor. This enables you to benefit from a low Euribor rate and the possible decrease in interest rates. If the Euribor rate rises, the reference interest rate will not exceed the interest rate cap you have selected.
Example of an interest rate cap and the annual percentage rate of charge (APR)

Add an interest rate cap to your loan to set a maximum level for the reference rate during the validity of the interest rate cap.

Example of an interest rate cap


  • A loan with an interest rate cap is flexible because its reference rate is the Euribor. This means you can make changes to the repayment schedule and other details of your loan under the same principles as with other Euribor-linked loans.
  • You can take an interest rate cap with a validity of 3, 5, 7 or 10 years. There are also multiple alternatives available for the interest rate cap level, i.e. for the upper limit of the interest rate.
  • You can get an interest rate cap for a loan if the reference rate is the 12-month Euribor.
  • You can add the interest rate cap fee to your loan principal to be amortised.

Prices and interest rates

When you take out the loan, you pay a fee for the interest rate cap depending on the amount of loan, the validity and level of the cap and the market interest rates. The fee charged for the interest rate cap can also be included in the loan principal.

The fee charged on the interest rate cap changes daily according to the market fluctuation of the interest rates. You can find out the daily rate for the fee by calling Nordea Customer Service or visiting one of our branches.

Interest rate caps available at the moment
Reference rateLengthCap level
12 month euribor3 years0,50 % 
12 month euribor5 years0,50 %
12 month euribor5 years1,00 %
12 month euribor7 years1,50 %
12 month euribor7 years2,00 %
12 month euribor10 years2,00 %
12 month euribor10 years3,00 %

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