Risk premium on lending reached 0.853 % in 1998 in Ireland, according to the National Central Bank. This is 58.5 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, risk premium on lending in Ireland reached an all time high of 2.54 % in 1979 and an all time low of -1.61 % in 1992. When compared to Ireland's main peers, risk premium on lending in Canada amounted to 1.87 %, 3.08 % in France, 5.39 % in Iceland and 0.407 % in United Kingdom in 1998.
Ireland has been ranked 69th within the group of 75 countries we follow in terms of risk premium on lending, 21 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.