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  • What is the current late payment interest rate?

    With effect from 1 July 2021, the late payment interest rate is 8.00% per annum (that is based on the ECB rate as at 1 July 2021 of 0.00% plus the margin of 8%). This rate equates to a daily rate of 0.022%.

    Penalty interest due for late payments should be calculated on a daily basis.

    Unless otherwise specified in an agreed contract, the penalty rate is the European Central Bank main refinancing rate plus 8 percentage points.

    The ECB rates in force on 1 January and 1 July apply for the following six months in each year. Only one ECB rate will apply to a late payment – that is the ECB rate in force on the payment date.

    The ECB rate can be checked on the Central Bank the Financial Services Authority of Ireland website.