Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Biweekly Accelerated Payment

Synonyms:bills, every two weeks, expenses
Filed Under: mortgages
Tags: mortgage

Definition of biweekly accelerated payment

biweekly accelerated payment
1. 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.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • additional principal payment   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   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   One-time single-sum payment or payout.
  • mortgage payment   A periodic payment used to pay off a mortgage's principal and interest.
  • mortgage renewal   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   Applying additional payments towards the balance of a mortgage loan.
  • pre-payment clause   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   A lender's charge to the borrower for paying off the loan before the end of the term.

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