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Structured Finance Association backs transition to SOFR

With LIBOR slated to be phased out at the end of 2021, industry trade group Structured Finance Association sent a letter this week to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s legislative leaders asking them to support Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) index as the standardized benchmark rate.

LIBOR is commonly used in setting the interest rate for many adjustable-rate consumer financial products and its end will affect adjustable and variable rate loans, reverse mortgages, credit cards, home equity loans, and adjustable-rate mortgages. 

The SOFR index has been recommended by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) and details ⇒

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