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Access Control Definition

Access Control ensures that resources or data can only be accessed by those users who are entitled to. More on banking definitions later this week, when I write my next […]

Collateral Assessment Definition

Collateral assessment evaluates securities or other property pledged by a borrower to secure repayment of a loan. Come back soon for more on Collateral Assessment and investment explanations. Please join […]

Document Presentment Definition

The presentment of client documents Come back to every time you need to define Finance and Banking terms. Learn investment terms such as Document Presentment every day and you […]

Buck (Dollar) Slang definition

In Financial terms a buck refers to one million dollars ($1 000 000). For example, in the LIBOR rigging scandal where a dealer called the interdealer broker and asked to […]

REIT Definition

REIT is a Real Estate Investment Trust, a type of security which invests directly in the real estate market. The advantage of REIT is that it gives its investor a […]

Client Relationship Management Definition

Managing relationships with clients. This can include the methodologies and applications that help the business manage relationships with clients. Please browse the site for more words and abbreviations that you […]

Long-Term Definition

A long term is associated with a long term investment by which a business invests into bonds, debentures, real estate and stocks. The maturity period is often 10 years or […]

Acquisition Definition

Acquisition by meaning is acquiring the tangible or intangible assets of a business, usually called the target business. These Assets could be in the form of Shares (stocks), owner’s equity, […]

Identity Theft Definition

Identity theft is when someone else steals your personal information without your knowledge and then uses it to masquerade as you to commit fraud. For more on Identity Theft, banking […]

Revocable Trust Definition

Revocable trust is a trust that can be terminated at any point of time prior to the death of a trustor. This trust is required to protect the future of […]

Process Repository Definition

A consolidated, centralized repository for the bank’s business processes. Come back to every time you need to define Finance and Banking terms. Learn investment terms such as Process Repository […]

Negative goodwill Definition

An accounting term used when a gain occurs if the price paid for an acquisition is less than the fair value of its net assets. In the Lloyds Banking Group […]

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