Biweekly Accelerated Payment
- A mortgage loan that requires payments every two weeks instead of one standard monthly payment. Each 26 biweekly payment is equal to one-half of the standard monthly payment. Making biweekly mortgage payments is advantageous to the buyer because it results in a substantial reduction in interest payments because the mortgage is paid off quicker.
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Related Terms and Acronyms
- Additional Principal Payment — Definition,
- Extra money included with a loan payment to pay off the amount owed faster. Over time, this practice reduces the amount of interest paid.
- Amortization — Definition,
- Amortization refers to the process of gradually paying down the principal of a loan. Each payment toward the principal reduces your loan by that amount. This is different than an interest-only loan payment where the principal balance is never reduced. Amortization for a mortgage loan in Canada is normally 25 years, but can be as few as 5 years.
- Lump Sum Payment — Definition,
- An extra payment made to reduce a loan.
- One-time single-sum payment or payout.
- Mortgage Payment — Definition, Important,
- A periodic payment used to pay off a mortgage's principal and interest.
- Mortgage Renewal — Definition, Very Important,
- A renewal as it pertains to the mortgage industry is defined as having an existing mortgage term end and signing a new term to continue.
- Pre-payment — Definition,
- Applying additional payments towards the balance of a mortgage loan.
- Pre-payment Clause — Definition,
- A clause that stipulates the amount of principal a borrower may prepay ahead of schedule without penalty as well as the prepayment penalty for larger prepayments.
- Pre-payment Penalty — Definition,
- A lender's charge to the borrower for paying off the loan before the end of the term.