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Interest rate swaps definition

Interest rate swaps are financial contracts between two parties who agree to exchange interest rate payments based on a notional principal amount over a predetermined period. In an interest rate swap, one party agrees to pay a fixed interest rate on a notional amount, while the other party agrees to pay a floating interest rate on the same amount. Interest rate swaps are used in the bond, derivatives, and forex markets.

 

How can interest rate swaps be used?

Traders and investors can use interest rate swaps to manage interest rate risk, reduce financing costs on investments, or speculate on interest rate changes. These contracts can be customised as they are traded over the counter, so both parties can agree on the terms and conditions that best fit their needs.

 

Managing interest rate risk – an example

Companies and individual investors can manage interest rate risk with interest rate swaps. For example, an investor that has borrowed money at a variable interest rate predicts that interest rates will rise in the near future. This means that their borrowing costs will increase.

 

To manage this risk, the investor can enter into an interest rate swap with a counterparty who has borrowed money at a fixed interest rate. With the contract, the investor can convert their variable rate loan into a fixed rate loan. This can provide certainty around their borrowing costs regardless of whether interest rates really do increase in the near future.

 

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