Interest rates are determined by three forces. The first is the Federal Reserve, which sets the fed funds rate.That affects short-term and variable interest rates.The second is investor demand for U.S. Treasury notes and bonds.That affects long-term and fixed interest rates.The third force is the banking industry.
10 Year Interest Only Mortgage Rates 10 Year & 7 Year Interest Only Mortgages. Rates for these products may be slightly lower than that of thirty year fixed interest only loans and are traditionally a fraction higher than that of three year and five year products. These loans provide a good middle ground for balancing risk and reward.