What is interest
Interest is a fee that money borrowers have to pay to the lender, as a form of compensation for the use of the funds. Banking and other financial institutions usually charge a specific percentage of interest on the amount of money they lend. Assets that are typically lent with interest are money, shares and consumer goods through hire purchase.
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The definition and scope of interest and interest rate
Individuals and companies who wish to establish an offshore company are required to invest a particular amount of capital in order to acquire the relevant licensing from the regulatory authorities of their selected jurisdiction. In most cases, the minimum capital requirement is relatively high, so investors borrow the necessary capital from a banking institution.
Once the investors take the money, they are required to pay a specific percentage of interest to the lending institution. The exact percentage of interest imposed depends on the nature and amount of the money borrowed. Moreover, it is set over a specific period of time in which the investor is anticipated to repay the loan.
Interest can be also paid to investors who have a particular amount of money in a bank account, and therefore benefit from the interest applied on their deposited money.
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