DEBT CONSOLIDATION Definition

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DEBT CONSOLIDATION is initiating one loan to pay off many others. This is often done to secure a lower interest rate, secure a fixed interest rate or for the convenience of servicing only one loan.

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FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FHLMC) is a private corporation chartered by the U.S. Government that issues pass-through securities, known as participation certificates, based on conventional mortgages. FHLMC pass-throughs are traded in a very liquid market and are used as collateral for other activities such as repurchase agreements. FHLMC guarantees the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal. FHLMC is commonly called "Freddie Mac".

FRN see FLOATING RATE NOTE.

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