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RBA Glossary definition for interest rate

interest rate – The term used to describe the cost of borrowing money or the return to the owner of the funds which are invested or lent out. It is usually expressed as a percent per annum of the amount of money borrowed, lent or invested.

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Cash Rate Target

9 Mar 2023 Statistics
Interest Rate Decisions about the cash rate

Financial Stability in a Low Interest Rate Environment: An Australian Case Study | Conference – 2017

16 Mar 2017 Conferences
Luci Ellis and Charles Littrell
In a low interest rate environment, market segments that were particularly sensitive to incentives set by the level of interest rates, such as borrowers with interest-only loans, were understood to ... In addition, the capital flows attracted by higher

The Role of the Exchange Rate in Monetary Policy – the Experience of Other Countries | Conference – 1993

12 Jul 1993 Conferences
Michael Artis
If the exchange rate appreciates, interest rates can fall, consistent with an unchanged inflationary pressure. ... If the exchange rate depreciates, then interest rates must be raised to preserve the same counter-inflationary stance of policy.

Recent Developments in Interest Rates on Bank Lending

10 Apr 1999 Bulletin – April 1999
This cut largely closed the gap between the interest rate on banks' standard variable-rate loans and mortgage managers' rates. ... This is the only form of personal lending where interest rates have fallen further than the cash rate.

Semi-Annual Statement on Monetary Policy

10 May 1997 Bulletin – May 1997
Falls in mortgage interest rates detracted 0.5 of a percentage point from the quarterly headline rate and, on a year-ended basis, interest rate reductions that have already occurred will ... Headline inflation forecasts for the current year were revised

Statement by the Governor, Mr Bernie Fraser: Reduction in Interest Rates

30 Jul 1993 Media Releases
Announcement of reduction in the cash rate by 0.5 per cent to 4.75 per cent

Statement by the Governor, Mr Bernie Fraser: Reduction in Interest Rates

23 Mar 1993 Media Releases
Announcement of reduction in the cash rate by 0.5 percent to 5.25 per cent

At a Glance: Financial Stability Review – April 2022

8 Apr 2022 FSR
Some borrowers will find it harder to meet debt payments due to rising inflation and the expected increases in interest rates. ... Increases in global interest rates have in the past triggered crises in emerging market economies with weaker economic

Interest Rate Benchmarks

8 Sep 2017 Speech
Guy Debelle
Speech delivered by Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor, at the FINSIA Signature Event: The Regulators, Sydney

Statement on Monetary Policy

10 May 2003 Bulletin – May 2003
The only industrial country increasing interest rates is Canada. The Bank of Canada raised its policy interest rate by a further 50 basis points to 3.25 per cent in two ... Interest rates have been broadly stable at low levels in Asian emerging markets.