interest rate


interest rate
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "interest rate":
singular interest rate plural interest rates economics
the percentage that an institution such as a bank charges or pays you in interest when you borrow money from it or keep money in an account
high/low interest rates:

Consumers have been discouraged by high interest rates.

cut interest rates (= reduce them):

The government has cut interest rates seven times in the past year.


English dictionary. 2014.

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