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plain vanilla

[′plān və′nil·ə]
(computer science)

plain vanilla

The bare minimum of functions available in an application or system. Contrast with bells and whistles.
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It has been designed in close consultation with major participants in the interest rate swap market including dealers, end-clients and execution venues.
The company said that at current interest rates, has entered into new interest rate swaps with a notional amount of SEK6.
Lawyers representing victims of the 'interest rate swaps' scandal are calling on the banks to stop the bonus payments until all businesses affected by the mis-selling of interest rate swaps have agreed "Some businesses that have been affected by the interest rate swaps have already been forced to close, while others will inevitably "For example, many offers fail to take account of a customer's consequential losses.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-February 28, 2014--CME Clearing Europe wins B of E nod to add more OTC interest rate swaps
Located in Central Florida, Swap Negotiators provides advocacy, expertise, and advice on interest rate swap contracts for commercial borrowers and works in partnership with banks, commercial real estate attorneys and mortgage brokers to provide transparent pricing, valuations and ongoing support for the life of a swap.
Thus, the interest rate swap assists in completing the market for a specific form of financing desired by a particular borrower.
Buy-side firms most commonly use interest rate swaps to hedge out interest rate risks when running long-term asset liability management funds.
The bank has claimed that central clearing of interest rate swaps preserves key aspects of the OTC market while reducing counterparty risk inherent in such transactions.
In substance the interest rate swap achieves exactly the same objectives, but is declared non-Shari'ah compliant because a commodity doesn't change hands, and there is too much risk due to the unknown amount of floating rate interest that will be paid.
Another type of interest rate swap that has a variety of applications in the municipal derivatives market is a basis swap.
After a period of reflection, the IRS has ruled that income earned on interest rate swaps and currency swaps by exempt organizations will not be subject to the unrelated business income tax (UBIT).
By engaging in an interest rate swap, the BBB firm can lower its long-term borrowing rate, and the AA firm can lower its short-term borrowing rate.

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