Range Accrual

DEFINITION of 'Range Accrual'

A form of interest accrual in which the coupon rate is only earned on days when another rate from which the coupon is derived falls within a specified range. As such, there is no standard coupon rate that can be counted on for interest payments.

BREAKING DOWN 'Range Accrual'

Range accrual notes are complex instruments that are valued and adjusted in a similar manner to American style options. They are typically used by large institutions as a hedge of another position. No official market exists for range accrual notes trading or valuation.