Knowledge

Callable Swap

An interest rate cap where the fixed rate payer has the right, but not the obligation to terminate the swap at one or more pre-determined times during the life of the swap. A Swap where the fixed rate receiver has the right to terminate is known as a putable swap. Both callable and putable swaps are also known as cancellable swaps. The foreign exchange version of the cancellable swap is known as a break forward or cancellable forward.