Adjustable Rate Mortgages –

Is a mortgage loan which has a coupon or interest rate that is subject to change on predetermined reset dates, on the basis of variations in a reference rate. These loans use interest rate indices as the reference rate. Adjustable rate loans may have cap and floor features, meaning the maximum rate and the minimum rates after giving effect to variations. There may also be lifetime cap and floor features. Adjustable Rate Mortgages may be strictly amortizing though some have negative amortization features.