Define: Negative Amortization

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Definition: Negative Amortization

Quick Summary of Negative Amortization

A circumstance that occurs when a loan payment is less than the principal and interest due on a loan.


Examples of Negative Amortization in a sentence

Any unpaid principle each month makes the accumulated interest amount bigger, which will eventually result in negative amortization.
Even though the company had a full year of negative amortization on their loans, the bank let them extend their payment deadline.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Negative Amortization are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February, 2020