What Is A Coupon Rate?

Patrick Curtis

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Expertise: Investment Banking | Private Equity

The coupon rate is the interest that a bond pays when it is issued. For example, a $100,000 bond with a coupon rate of 2.5% will pay $2500 per year. The interest is usually split into several payments throughout the year.

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Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.