NatWest offers online calculator to ease Sonia transition

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By Jon Hay
11 Jul 2019

NatWest Markets has published a free online calculator market participants can use to work out compounded daily Sonia — the rate that looks set to replace sterling Libor from January 2022.

The switch from Libor to Sonia poses a number of challenges. Because the point is to use actual transactions, rather than estimates, as the basis for the interest rate, and the input is an overnight rate, Sonia (the Sterling Overnight Index Average) is backward-looking. And as an overnight ...

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