Past due balance method

Definition:

A method for calculating financial charges that charges no interest on a balance as long as that balance is paid off within a pre-determined time period; the balance remaining after the interest-free period is over is then considered "past due," and is penalized by the application of an interest rate. The past due balance method is applied to both credit card and charge accounts.

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Tenor

The length of time until a loan is due. For example, a loan is taken out with a two year tenor. After one year passes, the tenor of the loan is one year.

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