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US Prime Rate

The rate at which lending institutions charge their preferred customers. Because these customers represent the least risk, lenders can offer them the best interest rate. An increase in interest rates usually results in an increase in demand for US dollars as investors can expect higher returns as interest rates rise.

Date Value Previous Change
Mar 22, 2018 4.75 4.50 +25.00 bps
Dec 14, 2017 4.50 4.25 +25.00 bps
Jun 15, 2017 4.25 4.00 +25.00 bps
Mar 16, 2017 4.00 3.75 +25.00 bps
Dec 15, 2016 3.75 3.50 +25.00 bps
Dec 17, 2015 3.50 3.25 +25.00 bps
Dec 16, 2008 3.25 4.00 -75.00 bps
Oct 29, 2008 4.00 4.50 -50.00 bps
Oct 8, 2008 4.50 5.00 -50.00 bps
Apr 30, 2008 5.00 5.25 -25.00 bps
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