Variable-rate loan

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Variable-rate loan

Loan made at an interest rate that fluctuates depending on a base interest rate, such as the prime rate or LIBOR.

Variable-Rate Loan

A loan with an interest rate that changes periodically. Generally speaking, a variable rate loan is linked to some major benchmark rate; for example, the interest rate may be stated as "LIBOR + 1%." The loan may or may not have a cap on how much the interest rate can rise or fall, or on how often the interest rate may change. Very often, the initial interest rate for a variable-rate loan is lower than that for a fixed-rate loan. This allows more people to qualify for a loan; however, this kind of loan can be risky because the interest rate (and therefore the monthly payment) can rise unexpectedly. See also: Adjustable-rate mortgage.
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Larger franchise operators that have a financial executive may be more likely to consider an adjustable rate loan, because they have an eye to financial statements and can make a decision on when to pay down debt or to refinance into a fixed-rate product.
While some borrowers are locking in long-term, fixed-rate financings, others are taking great advantage of Freddie's seven-year, adjustable rate loan structure," stated Throne.
Remember, a good lender, once he or she understands your financial situation, should be able to present several scenarios, which include getting a second mortgage, refinancing the first mortgage, getting an adjustable rate loan or simply cashing out the equity in your home.
APF provided this financing through Freddie Mac utilizing a bifurcated structure with an $80 million fixed-rate component; and an additional $15 million adjustable rate loan component.
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8 percent in the greater San Fernando Valley during July as trouble with adjustable rate loans continues to mount, a university research center said Tuesday.

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