The cost of credit expressed as a yearly rate. For closed-end credit, such as car loans or mortgages, the APR includes the interest rate, points, broker fees, and certain other credit charges that the borrower is required to pay. An APR, or an equivalent rate, is not used in leasing agreements.
- Browse Related Terms: Annual Percentage Rate (APR), application fee, appraisal fee, HUD-1 Uniform Settlement Statement, Loan origination fees, point, Points (also called discount points), Prepayment penalty/prepayment premium, Unpaid Principal Balance (UPB)
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