That is a horrible answer.. It is confusing as hell.

Nominal interest rate is also defined as a stated interest rate. This interest works according to the simple interest and does not take into account the compounding periods.

Effective interest rate is the one which caters the compounding periods during a payment plan. It is used to compare the annual interest between loans with different compounding periods like week, month, year etc. In general stated or nominal interest rate is less than the effective one. And the later depicts the true picture of financial payments.

Effective interest rate is the one which caters the compounding periods during a payment plan. It is used to compare the annual interest between loans with different compounding periods like week, month, year etc. In general stated or nominal interest rate is less than the effective one. And the later depicts the true picture of financial payments.