The Fed increased its interest rates. This is what it means for your personal finances

Author: Yuvi February 2, 2023  The Fed increased its interest rates.  This is what it means for your personal finances

Those who have student loans from a private bank can expect to pay more as well: both fixed-rate and variable-rate loans are linked to reference points that reflect the rate of federal funds. These increases usually are reflected only in one month.


The 30-year mortgage rates do not move in tandem with the Fed’s reference rate, but rather, in general, follow the 10-year Treasury bond yields, which are influenced by a variety of factors, Including the expectations about inflation, the actions of the Fed and how investors react to all this.

Since that November, for the first time since 2002, increased by more than 7 percent, mortgage rates had decreased by 6.13 percent in the week of January 25, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate of a similar loan in the same week of 2021 was 3,55 percent.

Other home loans are more synchronized with the Federal Reserve’s measures. Lines of credit with mortgage guarantees and adjustable-rate mortgages—which are subject to variable interest rates—usually increase in billing cycles after a change in Fed rates.

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Horrists looking for a better return on their money will have fewer difficulties, as yields have been increasing, although not in a uniform manner.

Often, an increase in the Fed’s key interest rate means that banks will pay more interest on deposits, although they will not always lose immediately. But they usually increase their rates when looking to get more effective and many banks have enough deposits. However, this could be changing in some institutions.

For example, Primis Bank has recently introduced savings accounts and online checks with a rate of 5.03 percent interest. But the rates at many other large digital banks—such as Ally, American Express, Capital One, Discover and Marcus—followed at 3.3 percent, according to Ken Tumin, founder of, which forms part of LendingTree.

Author: Yuvi

My name is Yuvi, I work as Sub Editor at

2 February, 2023, 3:30 pm

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