cap and collar

cap and collar ˌcap and ˈcollar noun [singular]
1. BANKING an agreement by a lender not to go above or below certain interest rates on a particular loan:

• The mortgage lenders have introduced a cap and collar deal with an upper rate of 7.75% and a floor of 5.99%.

2. FINANCE in a takeover, a maximum and minimum offer for shares:

• Its bid for the company includes a cap and collar designed to give investors a fixed price and a greater sense of security.

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cap and collar UK US noun [S]
BANKING, FINANCE an agreement in which a financial organization puts an upper (= the cap) and a lower (= the collar) limit on an interest rate for a loan, a share price, etc.: »

When interest rates are expected to rise, a cap and collar mortgage becomes more attractive to borrowers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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