Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARMS)

What is Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARMS)?

Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARMS) meaning in finance or banking terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
Also known as variable-rate mortgages. The initial interest rate is usually below that of conventional fixed-rate loans. The interest rate may change over the life of the loan as market conditions change. There is typically a maximum (or ceiling) and a minimum (or floor) defined in the loan agreement. If interest rates rise, so does the loan payment. If interest rates fall, the loan payment may as well. See also ARMs – Variable Rate Feature.


reference: Dictionary of Banking Terms and Phrases