Finance charge

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Finance charge

The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest.

Finance Charge

The cost of obtaining financing, especially through debt. Often it refers to the interest one must pay, expressed as the annual percentage rate. See also: Cost of capital.

Finance charge.

The finance charge, or total dollar amount you pay to borrow, includes the interest you pay plus any fees for arranging the loan.

A finance charge is expressed as an annual percentage rate (APR) of the amount you owe, which allows you to compare the costs of different loans.

The Truth-in-Lending Law requires your lender to disclose the APR you'll be paying and the way it is calculated before you agree to the terms of the loan.

finance charge

The total of all direct and indirect costs associated with obtaining credit.
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