benchmark interest rate

benchmark interest rate
Also called base interest rate, it is the minimum interest rate investors will demand for investing in a non-Treasury security. It is also tied to the yield to maturity offered on the comparable- maturity treasury security that was most recently issued ( on-the-run). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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benchmark interest rate UK }} US }} noun [C] BANKING, FINANCE
BASE RATE(Cf. ↑base rate)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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