**Initial Interest Rate Cap** — The maximum amount the interest rate on an adjustable rate loan can adjust on its first scheduled adjustment date. This is part of the interest rate cap structure on the loan, usually a mortgage, which helps to give borrowers some protection from … Investment dictionary

**Interest Rate Ceiling** — The maximum interest rate that a financial institution can charge a borrower for an adjustable rate mortgage or loan according to the contractual terms of the mortgage or loan. This interest rate is expressed as an absolute percentage. For… … Investment dictionary

**Interest rate swap** — An interest rate swap is a derivative in which one party exchanges a stream of interest payments for another party s stream of cash flows. Interest rate swaps can be used by hedgers to manage their fixed or floating assets and liabilities. They… … Wikipedia

**Interest Rate Cap Structure** — Limits to the interest rate on an adjustable rate loan frequently associated with a mortgage. There are several different types of interest rate cap structures including an initial, periodic and lifetime interest rate cap structure. The initial… … Investment dictionary

**Periodic Interest Rate Cap** — A part of an interest rate cap structure on loans and mortgages. The periodic interest rate cap limits the amount by which the interest rate on an adjustable rate loan can adjust at specified adjustment dates. For example, an adjustable rate… … Investment dictionary

**Nominal interest rate** — In finance and economics nominal interest rate or nominal rate of interest refers to the rate of interest before adjustment for inflation (in contrast with the real interest rate); or, for interest rates as stated without adjustment for the full… … Wikipedia

**Effective interest rate** — The effective interest rate, effective annual interest rate, Annual Equivalent Rate (AER) or simply effective rate is the interest rate on a loan or financial product restated from the nominal interest rate as an interest rate with annual… … Wikipedia

**Initial Rate Period** — The period of an introductory or teaser interest rate on a mortgage or other loan. The initial rate period varies by loan type and can be as short as one month or as long as several years. Some loans, such as 2 1 or 3 2 1 buydown mortgages, have… … Investment dictionary

**Rate of return** — In finance, rate of return (ROR), also known as return on investment (ROI), rate of profit or sometimes just return, is the ratio of money gained or lost (whether realized or unrealized) on an investment relative to the amount of money invested.… … Wikipedia

**Interest** — For other uses, see Interest (disambiguation). Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of assets to the owner as a form of compensation for the use of the assets. It is most commonly the price paid for the use of borrowed money,[1] or money earned… … Wikipedia