annual percentage rate (APR)

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Standardized method of quoting the effective interest rate (actual cost of credit) on consumer loans, specially where interest is computed on monthly or other non-annual basis. An APR includes all fees (except penalties), and takes into account the continual reduction of principal amount through amortization. See also add on loan.

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Most people carefully consider the options when choosing a credit card and each card's annual percentage rate weighs heavily in their decision because a higher interest rate will make all purchases substantially more expensive.
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When trying to find how much interest you may get you should check the annual percentage rate and that should tell you.
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The annual percentage rate on my home mortgage is 4.25%, but I am working with a company to help lower that rate so I am paying less in interest each month.
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