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The LIBOR Transition – ARRC’s LIBOR Fallback Language for Residential Mortgages

Following up on our past posts, this update on the transition away from LIBOR (London Interbank Offering Rate), and other interbank offering rates (“IBOR”) denominated in other currencies, concerns the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“ARRC”), and the adoption by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (which are US government-sponsored enterprises in the housing finance market) of … Continue Reading

The LIBOR Transition – Tax consequences of switching from LIBOR

Following up on our past LIBOR posts (see “The LIBOR Transition – What is LIBOR and why is it important?” and “The LIBOR Transition – the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)”) on the transition away from LIBOR (London Interbank Offering Rate), and other interbank offering rates denominated in other currencies (collectively with LIBOR, “IBOR”), we … Continue Reading

The LIBOR Transition – the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)

Following up on our previous post, “The LIBOR Transition — What is LIBOR and why is it important?”, from earlier this week, in this update on the transition away from LIBOR (London Interbank Offering Rate) as the reference rate of choice for financial transactions, we discuss one such alternative, the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) … Continue Reading

The LIBOR Transition — What is LIBOR and why is it important?

Since its creation by the British Bankers Association in the 1980s, the London Interbank Offering Rate (“LIBOR”) has been used as a reference rate for borrowing costs between banks. The LIBOR calculation today is coordinated by the International Continental Exchange Benchmark Administration, which receives information on a daily basis from a group of global money … Continue Reading
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