safe rate

Safe Rate

The rate of return on a low-risk investment. Examples of investments with safe rates include U.S. Treasury securities and investment grade bonds. See also: Safety-net return.

safe rate

The interest rate obtainable from relatively risk-free investments, such as U.S. Government Treasury Bonds.

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Second place winner was Safe Rate Mortgage (SRM), a new mortgage that offers low down payment borrowers monthly payment relief in housing market downturns and provides an alternative to private mortgage insurance.
The bank has retained a safe rate of capital adequacy in accordance with Basel II at 15.9%, reflecting the strength of the bank's capital base and its ability to expand in the future.
"The layout incorporates a new open culvert running through the site, allowing a path for overland rainwater flows into a large balancing pool, where rainwater will be stored before being released back into the sewer system at a controlled and safe rate.
First of all, to remind you that in Singapore, the government takes on the risk of the sovereign wealth fund and then provides a safe rate of interest through the central provident fund for a small amount.
It's because their advisor told them it was a safe rate of return -- a low risk.
Electrostatic dissipative workstation systems are certified to meet specific electrical property requirements, ensuring static dissipation at a safe rate. Pedestals and workbench components can be protected by static dissipative powder-coat finishes available in three standard colors.
When a driver approaches another vehicle from the rear, he is bound to maintain a reasonably safe rate of speed and use reasonable care to avoid colliding with the other vehicle.
The yield on indexed US government securities can be taken as a representative international safe rate of return.
If the investor plans to set aside a sinking fund invested at a safe rate of 6% to cover the additional cash outflows in years 1 and 2 and also expects to be able to reinvest the cash inflows in years 3 and 4 at 8%, he can convert the original cash flow stream once again into just two cash flows in year 0 and year 5.