floating debt

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Floating debt

Short-term debt that is renewed and refinanced constantly to fund capital needs of a firm or institution.
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Floating Debt

Short-term debt that a company refinances continuously. A company may utilize floating debt instead of long-term debt because short-term loans have lower interest rates. Also, if interest rates fall, the company will be able to refinance at a lower rate to reduce its expenses. The risk of floating debt is the possibility that interest rates will rise, increasing the company's expenses.
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floating debt

Short-term debt that is subject to continual refunding by the issuer.
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'Accordingly, the share of floating debt in total domestic debt increased to 57% at the end of March 2019 compared with 54% at the end of last fiscal year, while the share of permanent debt in the total domestic debt reduced to 26% at the end of March 2019 compared with 28% at the end of last fiscal year,' it said.
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