LIBOR rate

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Tracie Barsamian
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LIBOR rate

Hi Jason,

Can you please explain why the LIBOR rate is so widely used?


Jason Pride
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Hi Tracie,

LIBOR is the most commonly used rate because it averages rates and terms across a number of currencies and ranges. This gives a very good average in terms of the global market for interest rates. Since larger international firms and banks use this you will find that smaller local firms follow suit in order to maintain a level of consistency.