The Small Business Administration publishes an interest rate called the optional “peg” rate (13 CFR 120.214) on a quarterly basis. This rate is a weighted average cost of money to the government for maturities similar to the average SBA direct loan. This rate may be used as a base rate for guaranteed fluctuating interest rate SBA loans. This rate will be 4.500 (41/2) percent for the January-March quarter of FY 2003.Start Signature
James E. Rivera,
Associate Administrator for Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 02-32401 Filed 12-23-02; 8:45 am]
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