Three different banks, three different answers: yes, says one senior rates trader, his bank will be paying. No, says one markets head, the bank's lawyers are very clear on the matter – no payment is required. The third is firmly in I-will-if-you-will mode: "A lot of guys are saying they will not pay. We're not going to pay on one side if we don't receive on the other," says a rates trading head.
The question each was asked is whether they will pay interest on collateral they have posted against