Prime Rate 2019-02-05 08:00:00

Prime Rate

The interest rate banks charge their most creditworthy customers, or customers with the least risk of defaulting. In other words, the minimum rate a bank would be willing accept on an outstanding debt. Prime rates directly affect other lending rates, as the prime rate serves as a basis for determining interest rates for mortgages, business loans, and personal loans.

Prime rates are not determined by a government agency, and can vary across institutions. Although changes to the federal funds rate or other index may influence a change in a bank’s prime rate, it does not directly dictate a change. For example, J.P. Morgan is not required to raise its prime rate 0.25% with the Federal Reserve raising the federal funds rate by 0.25%.

 

 


Download our guide to real estate investing

Another Way To Own Investment Properties

Learn new ways to use real estate to pursue your wealth goals.

By providing your email and phone number, you are opting to receive communications from Realized. If you receive a text message and choose to stop receiving further messages, reply STOP to immediately unsubscribe. Msg & Data rates may apply. To manage receiving emails from Realized visit the Manage Preferences link in any email received.