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bad debts recovered

bad debts recovered  

Debts originally classed as bad debts and written off to the profit and loss account (or to a provision for bad and doubtful debts) but subsequently recovered either in part or in full. Bad debts ...
capital adequacy

capital adequacy  

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The ability of a bank to meet the needs of its depositors and other creditors. It is the proportion of risk capital to risk-adjusted assets in a bank. Many Western banks are signatories to the Basle ...
consumer debt

consumer debt  

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The amount owed by consumers at any time as the result of past acceptance of consumer credit. The amount of consumer debt rises each month through new purchases on credit, and the addition of ...
credit insurance

credit insurance  

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1 An insurance policy that continues the repayments of a particular debt in the event of the policyholder being financially unable to do so because of illness, death, redundancy, or any other ...
debt

debt  

Debt of honour a debt that is not legally recoverable, especially a sum lost in gambling.See also death pays all debts, national debt, out of debt, out of danger.
doubtful debt

doubtful debt  

An amount owed to an organization by a debtor that it might well not receive. A provision for doubtful debts may be created, which may be based on specific debts or on the general assumption that a ...
grace period

grace period  

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1 The period between when a debt or security issue is first offered to the market and the start of its sinking fund or its purchase fund (cf. call protection).[...]
limited guarantee

limited guarantee  

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A condition in an asset-backed security issue where the originator of the pool of assets undertakes to make repurchases of bad debts up to an agreed amount. Any excess remains with the holders of the ...
loan-loss reserve

loan-loss reserve  

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A reserve fund held by a financial institution which believes that some of the loans it has made are liable to turn into bad debts, but does not know, or does not wish to specify, which of its ...
netting

netting  

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The process of setting off matching sales and purchases against each other, especially sales and purchases of futures, options, and forward foreign exchange. This service is usually provided for an ...
provision

provision  

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An amount set aside out of profits in the accounts of an organization for a known liability (even though the specific amount might not be known) or for the diminution in value of an asset. Common ...
reserve

reserve  

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1 (Banking). Those assets held in near cash equivalents, such as treasury bills or very-short dated securities (cf. eligible bills).2 (Accounting) Cumulative retained profits.3 Sometimes used in the ...
write off

write off  

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To remove an asset or holding entirely from a balance sheet taking the reduction in value as a loss (cf. default) See also charge-off.

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