The interest rate is the amount charged by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets. The lenders here are the banks and the borrowers are the individuals. Whereas, Discount Rate is the interest rate that the Federal Reserve Banks charges to the depository institutions and to commercial banks on its overnight loans.

## Is bank rate the same as discount rate?

The federal funds **rate** is the **interest rate banks** charge each other to borrow funds, whereas the **discount** or **bank rate** is the **rate** the Federal Reserve charges commercial **banks** to borrow funds. A lowered **discount rate** correlates to lower **rates** paid on savings accounts.

## What do you mean by bank rate?

Definition: Bank rate is **the rate charged by the central bank for lending funds to commercial banks**. … Higher bank rate will translate to higher lending rates by the banks. In order to curb liquidity, the central bank can resort to raising the bank rate and vice versa.

## Why bank rate is called discount rate?

**Whenever the commercial banks are faced with the shortage of cash reserves, they approach the central bank to borrow money by discounting their bills of exchange**. … This action of the central bank is termed as bank rate policy or discount rate policy.

## What is the difference between discount rate and discount factor?

Whereas the discount rate is used to determine the present value of future cash flow, the discount factor is used to determine the **net present value**, which can be used to determine the expected profits and losses based on future payments — the net future value of an investment.

## What is a good discount rate?

Usually **within 6-12%**. For investors, the cost of capital is a discount rate to value a business. Don’t forget margin of safety. A high discount rate is not a margin of safety.

## What is repo rate in simple words?

Repo rate refers to **the rate at which commercial banks borrow money by selling their securities to the Central bank of our country** i.e Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to maintain liquidity, in case of shortage of funds or due to some statutory measures. It is one of the main tools of RBI to keep inflation under control.

## What is MSF rate?

MSF rate or Marginal Standing Facility rate is **the interest rate at which the Reserve Bank of India provides money to the scheduled commercial banks who are facing acute shortage of liquidity**. This rate differs from the Repo rate and the banks can get overnight funds from RBI by paying the exclusive MSF rate.

## What is bank SLR?

**Statutory Liquidity Ratio** or SLR is a minimum percentage of deposits that a commercial bank has to maintain in the form of liquid cash, gold or other securities. It is basically the reserve requirement that banks are expected to keep before offering credit to customers.

## How do I calculate discount rate?

To calculate the percentage discount between two prices, follow these steps: **Subtract the post-discount price from the pre-discount price**. Divide this new number by the pre-discount price. Multiply the resultant number by 100.

## How do I calculate a discount rate?

How to calculate discount rate. There are two primary discount rate formulas – the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and adjusted present value (APV). The WACC discount formula is: **WACC = E/V x Ce + D/V x Cd x (1-T)**, and the APV discount formula is: APV = NPV + PV of the impact of financing.

## How do you calculate simple discount rate?

For example, if we agree to pay a bank $9,000 in 2 years at 6% simple discount, the bank will compute the interest: I = Prt = 9000(0.06)(2) = 1080, then deduct this from the total. So we would receive 9000 − 1080 = 7920, and we would owe the bank 9000 after 2 years.