# Interest rate

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(IR).

An interest rate is the rate of return receivable from lending money, or the rate payable on a borrowing.

In wholesale markets, market interest rates are conventionally quoted on a per annum basis.

## See also

- Bridge financing
- Compound
- Cost-plus loan pricing
- Discount rate
- Discount yield
- Effective interest rate
- Interest
- Interest rate cap
- Interest rate collar
- Interest rate derivative
- Interest rate differential
- Interest rate exposure
- Interest rate floor
- Interest rate futures
- Interest rate guarantee
- Interest rate option
- Interest rate parity
- Interest rate risk
- Interest rate shock
- Interest rate swap
- Interest rate tiering
- Interest rate transformation
- Lombard rate
- Monetary policy
- Prime rate
- Rate reset
- Real interest rate
- Return
- Yield
- Zero rate provision

## Other resource

Many happy returns - calculating and applying interest rates and yields, The Treasurer