ICE Benchmark Administration

Licensing & Data

ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) provides transparent, fair and sustainable access to the benchmarks for all users. IBA licenses the use or redistribution of the benchmarks on a commercial and reasonable basis, to help set standards of fairness and transparency in benchmark distribution and licensing.

IBA benchmark data is available on a real-time, intraday or delayed basis through redistribution partners. For LIBOR and ICE Swap Rate, intraday data is available 4 hours after original publication time and delayed data is available 24 hours after original publication time. For LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price, intraday data is available 4 hours after original publication time and delayed data is available at midnight London time.

Clients wishing to use or redistribute IBA’s benchmarks require a license. Further information on the types of licenses available can be found below.


Any entity or person that wishes to use IBA’s benchmark or other information and data needs to enter into an appropriate licence agreement with IBA. IBA currently makes available six types of licence agreements for its benchmarks and other information and data:

  • Usage Licences (e.g. for use in valuation and pricing activities, transactions and financial products)
  • Historical Data Access Licences
  • Market Data Vendor/Redistribution Licences
  • Trading/Clearing Venue Licences (e.g. for the creation, listing, trading, clearing and settlement of financial products)
  • Exchange Traded Product Licenses (e.g. for the creation and issuance of exchange traded funds)
  • Derived Benchmark Licenses (e.g. for the creation of derived indices)

Please see our Master Licence Agreement and our Fee Schedules below or contact IBA at [email protected] for further details.

Where an entity or person wishes to use IBA’s benchmark or other information and data in a manner not contemplated by one of our existing licenses, it should contact IBA at [email protected] to discuss entering into an appropriate licence arrangement.

IBA Master License Agreement (Do not sign this version, please contact [email protected] for a version to execute)

Fee Schedule 2022

Data Vendors and Redistributors

Details of authorized data vendors and redistributors for IBA’s benchmark and other data can be obtained from [email protected].

Additional Access Options for LIBOR

All of IBA's benchmarks can be accessed from redistributors and data vendors. For historical continuity, clients with a license for LIBOR have three additional options for accessing the rates:

  • LIBOR® Multicast
  • IBA's MFT service
  • IBA's daily email distribution

MFT Service

  • Licensed clients are able to download LIBOR rate information from ICE MFT servers at time of publication (around 11:55am London time)
  • Files are published in FIXML format with one file for each currency
  • Licensed clients are also able to access historical LIBOR rates files, going back to 1st June 2004
  • In order to set up access to this service, clients are required to generate SSH keys and provide these to: [email protected]

Technical Documentation

Sample Files - LIBOR

LIBOR rates files are in FIXML format. Sample files are provided to help clients in setting up their systems.

Sample Files - ICE Swap Rate

Sample Files - LBMA Gold and LBMA Silver Price

Visit the LBMA Gold and Silver Price page for sample files

Note: Clients may find it easier to view the contents of the FIXML file using Microsoft Excel to tabulate the data into headed columns. To do this, save the file to your computer, then drag and drop the file onto an open Microsoft Excel window and select 'As an XML table' when presented with the 'Open XML' dialogue box (you may need to click 'OK' again if asked whether to create a schema based on the XML source data).