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discount rate

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1. The interest rate charged by a central bank on loans to its member banks. A change in the discount rate is usually followed by similar changes in the interest rates charged by banks and money markets.
2. The interest rate used in determining the present value of a future payment or series of payments.

discount rate

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1. (Banking & Finance) the amount of interest deducted in the purchase or sale of or the loan of money on unmatured negotiable instruments
2. (Banking & Finance) the rate of interest deducted
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Noun1.discount rate - the rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
interest rate, rate of interest - the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
2.discount rate - interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loandiscount rate - interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
interest rate, rate of interest - the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
bank rate - the discount rate fixed by a central bank
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QRAA is also delivering assistance on behalf of the Australian Government through the farm finance, drought concessional loans and drought recovery loans schemes which help with restructuring existing debt and carry-on finance at discount interest rates.
However, they also use their third party claims administration firms and their investment managers to assist in the development of estimates of unallocated loss adjustment expenses and projecting conservative, yet realistic, discount interest rates.
Mr Archer added: "Accelerating service sector activity in August, and still robust new business growth, indicate that it is premature to discount interest rates reaching six per cent before the end of the year.