What is the Federal Funds Rate?

The Federal Funds Rate is the interest rate at which financial institutions lend funds to each other.

The Federal Funds Rate can change over time. You can find historical Federal Funds Rates (including the current rate) here.

Many variable interest rates use the Federal Funds Rate as a benchmark, and change when the Federal Funds Rate changes.

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