LIBOR flat

What is LIBOR flat’

Apartment LIBOR is the interest rate based on LIBOR.

Breaking down the ‘LIBOR flat’

Apartment LIBOR is often used in interbank lending and interest rate swap contracts. This applies to the LIBOR rate with no additional spread added. LIBOR flat is one of the best in world interest rates available for short-term lending in the current market. As a universal lending rate, LIBOR is used by banks as base rate for which the risk is generated by the spread level Smoking interbank lending.


LIBOR means London Interbank offered rate. LIBOR is an important interest rate, then in the financial services industry. Typically, the sensor short-term interest rates. Global banks mainly use LIBOR in their interbank lending as the Central interest rates. One year LIBOR rate can also be used as a proxy for savings accounts that pay annual interest. LIBOR offers seven different periods: overnight, one week, and 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12 months. Thus, it yields the formation of the Curve will differ more from the yield Curve, such as the us Treasury yield curve that spans short-term to 20 years.

As the yield of US Treasury bonds, LIBOR rate change daily, based on the current market situation. Global banks also often use the LIBOR rate with an additional spread, as their base rate for commercial and consumer lending.

LIBOR and swaps

LIBOR flat LIBOR used in the interest swap market that is actively used by banking institutions. Interest rate swaps are constructed with a fixed and floating component of velocity. Counterparties in transactions interest rate swap will accept either a fixed or floating rate position based on their balance sheet risks and prospects on the level of interest rates.

The apartment consists of a specified LIBOR LIBOR without additional spread. In a simple interest rate swap example LIBOR apartment can serve as the base interest rate. Fixed rate payer may enter into a contract to pay interest at the LIBOR rate quoted at the time the transaction starts. This will allow the fixed rate counterparty to pay a fixed rate of LIBOR throughout the term of the agreement. Floating rate counterparty may agree to pay the rent, of LIBOR over the term of the contract. This would mean the Counterparty pays floating rate interest rate on the market LIBOR interest on each required interval of payment with no additional spread. In this case counterparty a floating rate will be beneficial when LIBOR has decreased, while the counterparty a fixed rate will be beneficial when LIBOR has increased.

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