# effective interest rate

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## Effective Interest Rate

The annual rate at which an investment grows in value when interest is credited more often than once a year.

## Effective Interest Rate

The interest rate on a debt or debt security that takes into account the effects of compounding. For example, if one has a fixed-income investment such as certificate of deposit that pays 3% in interest each month, the effective interest rate is more than 3% because compounding the interest results in a (slightly) greater principal each month on which the interest rate is calculated. In this example, the effective interest rate is calculated thus:

Effective interest rate = (1 + .03/12)^12 - 1 = .0304 = 3.04%, where .03 is the simple interest rate and 12 is the number of times in a year interest is compounded. It is also known as the annual effective rate or the annual equivalent rate. See also: Stated annual interest rate, annual percentage yield.

## effective interest rate

the INTEREST RATE payable on the purchase price of a BOND. For example, a bond with a face value of £100 and a NOMINAL (COUPON) INTEREST RATE of 5% generates a nominal return of £5 per year. If, however, the bond can be purchased for £50 on the open market, then the effective interest rate now rises to 10%, representing a 10% return on the £50 invested. The lower the purchase price of a bond with a given nominal rate of interest, the higher its effective rate of interest will be, and vice-versa. There is thus an inverse relationship between the price paid for a bond and its effective rate of interest (sometimes called the interest YIELD).

## effective interest rate

The actual interest rate of a loan,regardless of the face interest rate or the rate quoted.See annual percentage rate.

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While interest expense declines under the effective interest method as the liability is reduced, depreciation expense increases by the same amount to maintain a fixed, single operating lease expense each period.
Interest expense for a finance lease is calculated using the effective interest method, and depreciation expense is typically measured using straight-line depreciation.
Such fees are deferred and amortized as an adjustment to interest expense (along with any existing unamortized premium or discount) over the remaining term of the modified instrument using the effective interest method (ASC 470-50-40-17).
If the original and new debt instruments are determined to be substantially different, the fees are deemed to be associated with the new debt instrument and are amortized over its term, using the effective interest method (similar to debt issue costs); however, if the exchange or modification is not accounted for as a debt extinguishment, the fees are expensed as incurred (ASC 470-50-40-18).
The effective interest method enjoys the strongest theoretical foundation but is also the most computationally intensive, especially when the bond holder and issuer have different fiscal years.

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