**variable (interest) rate** — or variable rate n. an interest rate that varies in relation to fluctuations in the market rates of interest, as over the time period of a loan or mortgage … English World dictionary

**variable (interest) rate** — or variable rate n. an interest rate that varies in relation to fluctuations in the market rates of interest, as over the time period of a loan or mortgage … English World dictionary

**variable interest rate** — noun A rate of interest on a loan, etc, that varies with the market rate of interest • • • Main Entry: ↑variable … Useful english dictionary

**variable interest rate** — Interest rate that is set according to fluctuation in the prime rate; it is a floating rate + variable interest rate A flexible rate of interest which increases or decreases according to current market rates … Black's law dictionary

**Variable Interest Rate** — An interest rate on a loan or security that fluctuates over time, because it is based on an underlying benchmark interest rate or index that changes periodically. The obvious advantage of a variable interest rate is that if the underlying… … Investment dictionary

**variable interest rate** — See: adjustable rate … Financial and business terms

**Interest rate swap** — An interest rate swap is a derivative in which one party exchanges a stream of interest payments for another party s stream of cash flows. Interest rate swaps can be used by hedgers to manage their fixed or floating assets and liabilities. They… … Wikipedia

**Interest Rate Call Option** — An interest rate derivative in which the holder has the right to receive an interest payment based on a variable interest rate, and then subsequently pays an interest payment based on a fixed interest rate. If the option is exercised, the… … Investment dictionary

**interest rate floor** — The opposite of an interest rate cap. An arrangement under which the seller, in return for a premium, will pay to the buyer the difference between the specified floor rate and the lower variable rate, should the variable rate fall below that… … Law dictionary

**Interest rate risk** — is the risk (variability in value) borne by an interest bearing asset, such as a loan or a bond, due to variability of interest rates. In general, as rates rise, the price of a fixed rate bond will fall, and vice versa. Interest rate risk is… … Wikipedia