Definitions for "Rate cap"
Keywords:  cap, limit, adjusted, decrease, maximum
A limit on the amount of adjustment that can be made in the interest (note) rate on an adjustable rate mortgage at each rate adjustment date.
A feature of an ARM that limits how much the interest rate or mortgage payments may change. Rate caps limit how much the interest rate can rise or fall at the adjustment dates and over the life of the loan.
a limit placed on the changes (increase or decreased) in the interest rate