London interbank offered rate
London interbank offered rateThe interest rate that the largest international banks charge each other for loans, usually of Eurodollars. In fact, LIBOR includes rates quoted each day for many currencies, excluding the euro, but it is the rate for dollar loans that is used as a benchmark for other transactions.
Clearing house interbank payment systemClearing house interbank payment system
A computerised payment system for clearing cheques in New York.
Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS)Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS)
An international wire transfer system for high-value payments operated by a group of major banks.
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT)Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT)
A dedicated computer network to support funds transfer messages internationally between over 900 member banks world-wide.
London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID)London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID)
The bid rate that a Euromarket bank is willing to pay to attract a deposit from another Euromarket bank in London. Related: LIBOR.
London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)
The rate of interest that major international banks in London charge each other for borrowings. Many variable interest rates in the US are based on spreads off LIBOR. By contrast with the bid rate LIBID quoted by banks seeking such deposits.
Further SuggestionsSociety for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications
Paris Interbank Offer Rate (PIBOR)
Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX)