DEFERRAL Definition

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DEFERRAL see DEFERRED.

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TEASER RATE, in lending, is the initial rate set on adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) by the lender to attract prospective borrowers. It is the coupon rate an investor earns in the first year.

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) is the measure of change in consumer prices as determined by a monthly survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the CPI components are the costs of food, housing, transportation, and electricity (i.e., the average cost of a "basket" of goods and services). Also known as the cost-of-living index.

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