Accrued Interest


Definition of "Accrued Interest"

Stacy Priehs
  O'Connor Realty

Interest that is earned but not paid, adding to the amount owed. For example, if the monthly interest due on a loan is $600 and the borrower pays only $500, $100 is added to the amount owed by the borrower. The $100 is the accrued interest. On a mortgage, accrued interest is usually referred to as negative amortization.



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