Interest Rate

From Open Risk Manual

Definition

An Interest Rate is an amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets

Details

Interest rates are typically noted on an annual basis, known as the annual percentage rate (APR). The assets borrowed could include cash, consumer goods, and large assets such as a vehicle or building. The rate is derived by dividing the amount of interest by the amount of principal borrowed. Interest rates are quoted on bills, notes, bonds, credit cards, and many kinds of consumer and business loans.

Variations

None

Issues and Challenges

None

See Also

  • Barron's Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, Ninth Edition, 2014.

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