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  • Npower said customers who tried to leave its fixed-term variable-rate tariffs should not be charged a fee. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The board also said the commission should scrap an exemption that allows floating-rate securities known as variable-rate demand obligations to be sold without official offering statements. -- Top News

  • Based on a typical variable-rate buy-to-let mortgage charging four percentage points over the base rate and a loan worth 70% of the property's value, a landlord might make a 4.6% after-tax return—a premium to 10-year gilts.

    U.K. Buy-to-Let's Improbable Comeback

  • The ECB further said Monday it will drain €219.5 billion Tuesday from the market at a variable-rate tender with a maximum bid rate of 1.00%, up slightly from last week's €219 billion.

    ECB Keeps Bond Buys at Low Levels

  • Also variable-rate debt is a small part of the municipal-bond market.

    Municipal-Bond Prices Fall as Issuance Swells

  • Dexia backstops more than $10 billion of variable-rate municipal bonds through letters of credit or standby purchase agreements, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and some issuers of those bonds are facing higher borrowing costs amid worries about Dexia's ability to make good on those promises.

    Municipal-Bond Prices Fall as Issuance Swells

  • Its variable-rate bonds sold in 2004 now carry an interest rate of 3%, up from 1%.

    Euro Jitters Ricochet Across U.S.

  • Dexia backs about $1.6 billion of the city's $13.1 billion variable-rate bonds, used to finance everything from schools to water pipes.

    Euro Jitters Ricochet Across U.S.

  • Meanwhile, variable-rate debt allowed a municipality or other entity to raise money for long periods, but at lower rates typically associated with short-term bonds.

    Banks Get Tough With Municipalities

  • He argued that the ECB could, starting in the second quarter, switch to a variable-rate tender in its three-month refinancing operations as the ECB aims to gradually unwind its special liquidity support to banks.

    Trichet to Talk Tough on Inflation


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