Hold The Payment

“Hold-the-payment” is a feature that lenders sometimes offer with their variable rate mortgages.

Generally, if you have a variable-rate mortgage, and prime rate increases, your monthly payments will also increase.

If you’ve got a hold-the-payment feature, your payments would instead remain the same.*  (However, the portion paid to interest would increase.)

Hold-the-payment options help people budget better for their mortgage payments and have become very popular.

 *  If prime rate rose to a point where your monthly mortgage payments were insufficient to pay the interest due, your lender would increase your monthly payments regardless of any hold-the-payment feature.

 

Source: CanadianMortgageTrends.com