Interest rates for current accounts, savings and loans are decreased by 0.1 percent, to 0.6 percent, 0.6 percent and 0.45 percent respectively.
“The interest rate decrease occurs based on Nationalbanken’s purchase of currency on the market,” the central bank said in a statement.
Nationalbanken is required to maintain a consistent exchange rate between the krone and the euro.
“The National Bank has one mandate and one only. And that is to ensure the policy of foxed exchange with the euro. And we have seen in recent times that the krone has been a bit on the strong side and that the National Bank has sold Danish kroner,” Danske Bank senior analyst Olai Milhøj told news wire Ritzau.
“So now the dynamic will be changed a bit be reducing interest to make it a bit less attractive to hold Danish kroner,” he added.
The interest rate change is however discrete enough that it will likely only impact large scale speculators.
The change in the price of a euro is less than one øre (a hundredth of a krone) and is unlikely to impact interest rates offered by banks.