What is 5.9% in Basis Points?

5.9% equals 590 basis points

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Convert 5.9% to Basis Points
A basis point is often used with loans and other financial topics. 1 basis point is equal to 1 hundredth of a percent. 1% is equal to 100 basis points.

To convert 5.9% to basis points, use the following formula: 5.9 x 100 = 590 basis points.
Real World Example
Let's say that interest rates are currently 5.9%. However, they are set to increase by 25 basis points. The new interest rate will be 6.15%.