Examples of prepay in a Sentence
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Recent Examples of prepay from the Web
The New York Times reported that the restaurant was accused of discriminatory practices, such as segregating black people or requiring black customers to prepay for their meal.
After Christmas, long lines of people rushing to prepay their 2018 property taxes before year-end gathered at local government offices.
Millions of Americans prepay some or all of their funeral costs.
Separately, Skadden refunded $567,000 to the Ukrainian government last summer, saying the money had been prepaid by Ukraine’s former government for work that was never performed.
Lawmakers writing the tax bill forbade taxpayers from prepaying their state and local income tax to prevent them from claiming a deduction this year.
Athletics fans will pay $30 and prepaid parking for season-ticket holders is $10.
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In 2017’s final days, tens of thousands of Americans rushed to prepay their 2018 property taxes in a last-ditch attempt to claim a deduction that would be capped starting Jan. 1.
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Financial Definition of PREPAY
What It Is
Prepayment occurs when a borrower pays off a loan earlier than expected.
How It Works
For example, let's say that John Doe borrows $300,000 to buy a house in Phoenix. The loan is a 30-year mortgage at 5% interest. John lives in the house for five years and makes his payments on time every month. However, in year six, he gets a job offer in Philadelphia and decides to move there. Accordingly, he sells his house. At the closing, the buyer gives John $500,000 for his house. John uses $250,000 to pay off the remaining balance on the loan instead of making 25 more years of payments. John has prepaid the loan.
Why It Matters
When a borrower prepays a loan, the borrower saves a lot of interest. But that means the lender also misses out on all that interest. Accordingly, prepayment can sometimes come with a penalty, and this is disclosed in the loan documents.
People who invest in pass-through securities are also frequently concerned about prepayment. That's because those securities that receive payments from an intermediary that collects payments from a pool of assets. The most famous of these is mortgage-backed securities (MBS), which represent an interest in a pool of mortgage loans.
When people move, as we’ve seen, they sell their houses, payoff their mortgages with the proceeds, and buy new houses with new mortgages. When interest rates fall, many homeowners refinance their mortgages, meaning they obtain new, lower-rate mortgages and pay off their higher-rate mortgages with the proceeds. This means the lenders and the MBS investors miss out on interest income due to prepayment.
PREPAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prepay for English Language Learners
: to pay for (something) before you receive or use it
: to pay (something) before you are required to pay it
PREPAY Defined for Kids
legal Definition of prepay
- no penalty for prepaying your student loan
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