Corey Rockafeler

Small Business Financing Specialist

LENDING INSIDER by Corey Rockafeler

WHAT IS IT?

FEDERAL DISCOUNT RATE

Currently at 3%

WHAT IT MEANS?

The interest rate at which an eligible financial institution may borrow funds directly from a Federal Reserve bank

HOW IS IT USED?

The Fed uses the discount rate to control the supply of available funds, which in turn influences inflation and overall interest rates. The more money available, the more likely inflation will occur. Raising the rate makes it more expensive to borrow from the Fed. That lowers the supply of available money, which increases the short-term interest rates. Lowering the rate has the opposite effect, bringing short-term interest rates down.

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Corey Rockafeler is founder and creator of the business financing & insurance education platform: Entrepreneur Series-Educate & Empower. One platform is Understanding Small Business Financing . The other is Understanding Insurance.

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