Spring 2014 SBIC Debenture Coupon Rates Move Lower to 3.191%

March 21, 2014

In March 2014, the SBIC Funding Corporation completed a pooling of SBA debentures in the amount of $996,205,000. The SBA debentures have a coupon rate of 3.191%. This most recent pricing reflects a decrease from the September 2013 rate of 3.644% and continues the trend of historically low rates.

The pricing of the pool is a critical component to the cost of funding used by SBIC Funds. Once pooled, the interest rate on the SBA debentures becomes fixed for a 10-year period. The SBIC Fund is responsible only for a semiannual interest payment on the SBA debentures until the SBA debentures are repaid, which must occur within 10 years. In addition, there are no prepayment penalties.

The historical pooling is reflected in our chart (click to view).

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