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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According to SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the program, "can help refinance debt from adjustable-rate loans with significant savings to borrowers.
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Instead, the Bush administration hopes that it can help many of the two million homeowners who took out adjustable-rate loans with payments due to move sharply higher soon by offering some of them a five-year mortgage-rate freeze.
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