0

What is the difference between the bank rate and the prime rate? The prime rate is the rate at which banks lend each other money, but what is the bank rate?

6

The prime rate is actually the rate at which banks lend to consumers/businesses with the highest credit ratings. The bank rate (more commonly known as the overnight rate) is the interest rate at which banks can borrow funds from the Bank of Canada or from each other.

protected by Community Dec 28 '16 at 12:39

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.