## What does rates mean in finance?

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period.

**What is the interest rate on a loan called?**

The interest rate on a loan is typically noted on an annual basis known as the annual percentage rate (APR). An interest rate can also apply to the amount earned at a bank or credit union from a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD).

**What are interest rates in Wisconsin?**

As of Wednesday, June 1, 2022, current rates in Wisconsin are 5.28% for a 30-year fixed, 4.61% for a 15-year fixed, and 4.06% for a 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Bankrate has offers for Wisconsin mortgage and refinances from top partners that are well below the national average.

### What is the average mortgage rate in Wisconsin right now?

Today’s rate Today’s mortgage rates in Wisconsin are 5.778% for a 30-year fixed, 4.846% for a 15-year fixed, and 4.341% for a 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

**What are the three types of interest rates?**

There are essentially three main types of interest rates: the nominal interest rate, the effective rate, and the real interest rate.

**What is the highest interest rate allowed by law in Wisconsin?**

Wisconsin’s interest rate laws are similar to those in most other states, and limit the amount of interest a creditor can charge. The default maximum rate is 5%, but higher rates can be enforced if there is a written contract.

#### What is the maximum interest rate allowed in Wisconsin?

5%

Interest Rates Laws in Wisconsin

Legal Maximum Rate of Interest | 5% unless otherwise agreed in writing (§138.04) |
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Exceptions | State-chartered banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. (§138.041); residential mortgage loans (§138.052(7)); loans to corporations (§138.05(5)); installment contract on auto (§218.0142) |

**What types of interest rates are there?**

There are essentially three main types of interest rates: the nominal interest rate, the effective rate, and the real interest rate. The nominal interest of an investment or loan is simply the stated rate on which interest payments are calculated.

**What are the 30-year mortgage rates right now?**

The current average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is 5.78%, according to Freddie Mac. This is up from the previous week’s 5.23%, and represents the largest one-week increase in 35 years.

## Does Wisconsin have a usury law?

While Wisconsin does not currently have a usury law that caps interest rates, it is important for Wisconsin to retain its ability to impose and enforce interest rate caps should the State decide to do so in the future. “We need to strengthen our protections against predatory lending,” said Attorney General Kaul.

**Whats prime today?**

WSJ prime rate

This week | 1 month ago | |
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Federal Funds Rate (current target range 0.75%-1.0%) | 1.0% | 0.50% |

WSJ Prime Rate | 4.0% | 3.50% |

**What’s the prime interest rate today?**

4.00

Prime rate, federal funds rate, COFI

This week | Year ago | |
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WSJ Prime Rate | 4.00 | 3.25 |

Federal Discount Rate | 1.00 | 0.25 |

Fed Funds Rate (Current target rate 0.75-1.00) | 1.00 | 0.25 |

11th District Cost of Funds | 0.22 | 0.34 |