ARM

What does ARM stand for?

Adjustable rate mortgage

An acronym that stands for a type of mortgage where the interest paid on the outstanding balance changes based on a specific benchmark and an additional spread, which is called an "ARM margin"; also known as a "floating-rate mortgage" or a "variable-rate mortgage."

Example

"I have a 4/26 ARM, which means I have a fixed interest rate for 4 years and then a floating rate for the remaining 26 years on the mortgage."

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Last Updated: February 25, 2015

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