Meaning of DISCOUNT RATE in English


or bank rate

Interest rate charged by a central bank for loans of reserve funds to

The discount rate is one important indicator of the condition of {{link=monetary policy">monetary policy in an economy. Because raising or lowering the discount rate alters the rates that commercial banks charge on loans, adjustment of the discount rate is used as a tool to combat recession and inflation .

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