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Definition of

fixed interest

  • 1.

    with unvarying interest rate used to describe a loan or financial product that has an interest rate that does not go up or down

  • 2.

    interest rate that stays the same interest that is paid at a rate that does not vary over a period of time

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Definitions of ’fixed interest’ and meaning of ’fixed interest’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’fixed interest’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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