Meaning of rediscount in English:


Pronunciation /riːˈdɪskaʊnt/


[with object]Finance
  • (of a central bank) discount (a bill of exchange or similar instrument) that has already been discounted by a commercial bank.

    ‘the bank does not rediscount eligible bills back to the market in such cases’
    • ‘Here, we would presume he has in mind the ECB monetizing private debt by rediscounting existing private liabilities, or using them in open market operations.’
    • ‘They can be kept in the portfolio as an earning asset, or they can be liquidated (rediscounted) on the shortest notice without any loss of value.’


mass nounFinance
  • The action of rediscounting something.

    ‘eligibility for rediscount at the Bank of England’
    • ‘the Bank does not announce its rediscount rate’
    • ‘The rate cut, the 14th in the past two years, reduced the key rediscount rate from 1.875 percent to 1.625 percent, effective today.’
    • ‘The central bank has cut it key rediscount rate 62.5 basis points since December.’
    • ‘The bank said it will maintain its rediscount rate - charged to commercial lenders for 10-day loans - at 1.375 percent.’
    • ‘The cuts, effective from Wednesday, will bring down the rediscount rate to a record low 2.75% from 3.25%.’
    • ‘A series of recent interest rate cuts have brought down the rediscount rate and the accommodation rate from last year's highs of 4.75% and 5.125%, respectively.’