Also called a variable-rate mortgage, an adjustable-rate mortgage has an interest rate that may change periodically during the life of the loan in accordance with changes in an index such as the U.S. Prime Rate or the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Bank of America ARMs use LIBOR as the basis for ARM interest rate adjustments.

Bank of America announced Thursday that it will cease making new refinance mortgage sales to Fannie Mae as the mortgage heavyweights tangle over sensitive buyback claims from the financial crisis. The bank will stop selling first-lien refinance loans to the GSE for securitization purposes this month, it said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission .

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