Origination Fee

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Origination Fee

A percentage of the total amount of a loan that one pays for the privilege to take out that loan. A bank or brokerage assesses this fee in theory to help defray costs. Banks and brokerages must disclose the amount of the origination fee to the borrower within three hours of applying for the loan. See also: Activation fee.
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Origination fee.

An origination fee is an amount, usually calculated as a percentage of a mortgage loan or home equity loan, which a lender charges for processing your application. The origination fee may be subtracted from the amount of the loan or you may pay the fee separately.

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Origination Fee

An upfront fee charged by some lenders, expressed as a percent of the loan amount.

It is the same as points except that points vary with the interest rate and the origination fee does not.

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