# Discount rate

# What is **Discount rate**?

Discount rate meaning in **finance terminology / glossary / dictionary** is:

The discount rate, in banking, is the interest rate charged to financial institutions when they borrow short-term funds directly from the Federal Reserve Bank. In finance, the discount rate is a factor in the relationship between the present and future values of cash. For example, a bond that’s purchased for $60 now, and pays $100 in one year, has a discount rate of 40 percent; in other words, the future payment of $100 can be purchased now for $60, i.e., at a discount of 40 percent.

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