ECB Extends Currency Swap with HNB Until End of June 2021

The European Central Bank and the Croatian National Bank (HNB) have agreed to extend a euro liquidity line by six months until the end of June 2021.

The Euro logo is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) building in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on September 5, 2013. The European Central Bank (ECB) on September 5, 2013 held its key rates unchanged as expected at its regular monthly policy meeting. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND

The ECB and the HNB established a currency swap in April under which the HNB can borrow up to €2 billion from the ECB in exchange for Croatian kuna.

The swap was agreed to, to provide euro liquidity to Croatian financial institutions to address possible euro liquidity needs in the presence of market dysfunctions due to the COVID-19 shock. The euro liquidity line had been agreed initially until the end of 2020.

The maximum maturity for each drawing is three months.