# SDR Interest Rate, Rate of Remuneration, Rate of Charge and Burden Sharing Adjustments

May 13, 2013The rates used by the IMF to pay interest and levy charges each financial quarter are shown here. The SDR interest rate, calculated every week, is the primary rate from which other rates are derived. This rate is used to pay interest and levy charges on members SDR holdings and SDR allocations, respectively. The basic rate of remuneration is equal to the SDR interest rate. The basic rate of charge is also equal to the SDR interest rate, plus a margin. Additional burden sharing adjustments, for the financial consequences of protracted arrears, are also applied to both the basic rate of remuneration and the basic rate of charge. The adjusted rate of remuneration is used to pay interest (remuneration) to members on their remunerated reserve tranche position with the Fund. The adjusted rate of charge is applied to charge members on their outstanding credit to the Fund. |