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balloon

noun [C]
 
 
/bəˈluːn/ FINANCE
a type of loan that is paid back in regular small payments with a final larger payment: What we're seeing are interest-only, balloon mortgages with no money down. Only select a balloon over an adjustable rate mortgage if you are sure that you will be able to meet the final payment.
a balloon payment : Some borrowers may not be informed that balloon payments lurk ahead.
Translations of “balloon”
in Korean 풍선…
in Arabic بالون, مِنْطاد…
in French ballon…
in Turkish balon…
in Italian palloncino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣球, 熱氣球, (漫畫中的)話泡泡…
in Russian воздушный шар…
in Polish balonik, balon…
in Spanish globo…
in Portuguese balão…
in German der Luftballon…
in Catalan globus…
in Japanese ふうせん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气球, 热气球, (漫画中的)话泡泡…
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