A loan for which the interest rate is adjusted periodically based on a preselected index. Thus, interest rate and payments rise and fall with the market.
a loan in which the interest rate can adjust during the life of the loan
a loan that the interest charged fluctuates in line with a benchmark rate
a loan where the interest rate may change (or adjust) over time
(ARM) A mortgage loan in which the interest rate may increase or decrease over the course of the loan depending on specific economic indicators. Differs from a fixed rate loan where the interest rate remains the same throughout the loan term.
A loan that permits the lender to adjust its interest rate periodically on the basis of changes in an index.
A type of loan with an interest rate which changes periodically as determined by a financial index. The repayment period may increase or decrease when the index increases or decreases. Most adjustable rate loans have "caps" or ceilings limiting interest rate increases or decreases.
An adjustable, or variable, rate loan is a loan in which the interest rate adjusts periodically, based on changes in a specified index (such as the bank's "prime rate" or a specified rate published by the Federal Reserve System).