Euribor (12 months), the interest rate normally used to calculate mortgage payments in Spain, fell from 1.771% in April to 1.644% in May, a percentage change of -7.2% month to month, and -67% year to year.
After 8 consecutive monthly declines, repayments on the average annually resetting mortgage based on Euribor will fall by 2,280 Euros a year.
According to the National Institute of Statistics, the average Spanish mortgage is 119,000 Euros, Euribor +.075%, with a 26 year term. Monthly repayments on mortgages resetting to May’s Euribor will fall by 223 Euros to 512 Euros per month, a major relief for many of Spain’s hard pressed borrowers.
Euribor has started June with further falls.