Interest Rate Index

Interest Rate Index

The specific interest rate series to which the interest rate on an ARM is tied, such as “Treasury Constant Maturities,One-Year,” or “Eleventh District Cost of Funds.”

See Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)/ARM Rate Indexes.

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However, the use of an interest rate index for determining the rate of return on Islamic financial instruments cannot be considered desirable as interest is prohibited under Islamiclaw.
Interest rate index and reset features: The variable rates in both the hedged obligation and the interest rati" swap must be determined using the same index and subject to the same reset periods.
The bank announced that Antony Jenkins, 51, would fill the post vacated by the resignation of Bob Diamond in the wake of a scandal over attempts to manipulate a key interest rate index.
The joint committee of MPs and peers, under the chairmanship of Treasury Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie, will look into the culture and practices of the industry, following the scandal of manipulation of the Libor interest rate index by traders at Barclays.
These are more commonly associated with revenue bonds where an organization's income may depend on a particular interest rate index, yet the debt the organization has issued is based on a different index.
Clearnet Ltd, a Recognised Clearing House, to provide, subject to regulatory approval, central counterparty clearing services to support its new range of contract for difference ("CFD") interest rate index products.
Under the new card law, credit card issuers can issue cards with interest rates that are pegged to an objective, widely promulgated interest rate index, such as the Federal Reserve's prime interest rate.
The CDO structure includes an interest rate swap that effectively matches the interest rate index of the CDO's collateral (86% fixed rate) with the interest rate index of the CDO liabilities sold (96% floating rate).
Interest Rates are at historic lows--as of press date, the interest rate index most commonly used for hotel loans, the 10-year treasury, is hovering around 4%.
For instance, if six-month LIBOR is used for the interest rate index, cash flows would be exchanged every six months.
Derivative products are financial instruments whose own value is "derived" from or based upon the value of other assets or on the level of an interest rate index.
Summary: LONDON -- Britain's financial regulator on Friday launched a quick review of the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR), the interest rate index that has been subject of a global scandal, raising questions on how it is regulated and calculated.