Tip of the Week: APY Confusion on Fiserv Premier
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Question/Issue: A loan was booked with a 4.75% fixed rate however the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is much lower at 1.75%. What would cause the much lower yield?
Answer: In this case, the issue was with a large Deferred Cost amount being spread over a 6 month maturity. Keep in mind that the APY is designed to give a truer picture of the actual rate of return. In order to accomplish this, the APY calculation takes financed fees, deferred fees, and deferred cost into the equation.