Define: Basis Swap

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Definition: Basis Swap

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Dictionary Definition

A basis swap is an interest rate swap which involving exchange of two floating rate financial instruments denominated in the same currency. A floating-floating interest rate swap under which the floating rate payments are referenced to different bases.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Basis Swap are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 13th February, 2020