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Unformatted text preview: ces. LG3 15–9 Effective annual rate A financial institution made a \$10,000, 1-year discount loan at 10% interest, requiring a compensating balance equal to 20% of the face value of the loan. Determine the effective annual rate associated with this loan. LG3 15–10 Compensating balances and effective annual rates Lincoln Industries has a line of credit at Bank Two that requires it to pay 11% interest on its borrowing and to maintain a compensating balance equal to 15% of the amount borrowed. The firm has borrowed \$800,000 during the year under the agreement. Calculate the effective annual rate on the firm’s borrowing in each of the following circumstances: a. The firm normally maintains no deposit balances at Bank Two. b. The firm normally maintains \$70,000 in deposit balances at Bank Two. c. The firm normally maintains \$150,000 in deposit balances at Bank Two. d. Compare, contrast, and discuss your findings in parts a, b, and c. LG3 15–11 Compensating balance vs. discount loan Weathers Catering Supply, Inc., needs to borrow \$150,000 for 6 months. State Bank has offered to lend the funds at a 9% annual rate subject to a 10% compensating balance. Frost Finance Co. has offered to lend the funds at a 9% annual rate with discount-loan terms. The principal of both loans would be payable at maturity as a single sum. a. Calculate the effective annual rate of interest on each loan. b. What could Weathers do that would reduce the effective annual rate on the State Bank loan? LG3 15–12 Integrative—Comparison of loan terms Cumberland Furniture wishes to establish a prearranged borrowing agreement with its local commercial bank. The bank’s terms for a line of credit are 3.30% over the prime rate, and each year the borrowing must be reduced to zero for a 30-day period. For an equivalent revolving credit agreement, the rate is 2.80% over prime with a commitment fee of 0.50% on the average unused balance. With both loans, the required compensating balance is equal to 20% of the amount borro...
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