Where can you view prime rate history?


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Organizations like Trading Economics and FedPrimeRate.com provide historical data about the prime lending rate. Trading Economics offers data as far back as January 1950, while FedPrimeRate.com goes back to December 1947.

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FedPrimeRate.com offers a table that shows the date of each change to the prime rate. Its chart begins on December 1, 1947 when the rate was 1.75 percent, which remains the lowest in the Federal Reserve's history. The prime rate hit a high of 21.5 percent on December 19, 1980, and it sits at 3.25 percent as of 2015, notes FedPrimeRate.com. Trading Economics presents the information on a line graph, and the user sets the beginning and ending years on the graph.

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