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Definition of

key rate

Finance

interest rate on which other rates are based an interest rate that gives the basic rate on which other rates are calculated, for example, the Bank of England's bank rate or the Federal Reserve's discount rate in the United States

Definitions of ’key rate’ and meaning of ’key rate’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’key rate’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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