Balloon Payment

Definition

  • A payment or instalment that is made at the end of a specified loan term to pay off the remaining principal. This payment is larger than the regular payments that are made throughout the term of the loan.

Synonyms
large, huge

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Balloon Loan Definition,
    • A loan in which the payments aren't set up to repay the loan in full by the end of the term. At the end comes the balloon payment -- one that is larger than the other, periodic payments and pays off the remaining principal.
  • Balloon Mortgage Definition,
    • A loan that has regular monthly payments which amortize over a stated term but call for a final lump sum (balloon payment) at the end of a specified term, or maturity date, such as 10 years.
  • Fixed Instalment Definition,
    • Periodic (usually monthly) payment on a loan whose sum does not vary.
  • Instalment Definition,
    • The regular periodic payment that a borrower agrees to make the lender.
  • Mortgage Payment Definition, Important,
    • A periodic payment used to pay off a mortgage's principal and interest.
  • Step-rate Mortgage Definition, Important,
    • A fixed-rate home loan on which payments are lower at the beginning, typically for two years, and which then rise.
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