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    Updated On 20-04-2018
 
Glossary of Terms
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Ademption
This happens when someone is left something in a will, but the item no longer exists so cannot be bequeathed.
Administration order
If a court appoints someone to look after a company's affairs the court issues an administration order. This order gives the person appointed power to run the company.
Advance corporation tax
Until 1999 this tax was paid by companies on the dividends they paid. The advance corporation tax paid could usually be offset against the corporation tax due on the company's profits.
AER
This stands for annual equivalent rate. It is quoted by financial institutions, such as banks, to show how much the interest rate would be if the interest was worked out just once a year. It is intended to make it easier for people to judge how much interest they pay (or receive) when it is being worked out more than once a year. It is also intended to make it easier to compare different financial products.
Affidavit
An affidavit is a written statement which is sworn to be true by the person signing it. It is sworn before someone authorised by the court.
Allocation rate
When money is paid into a fund (such as a pension fund) the allocation rate is the percentage of the money left which can be invested after the charges have been taken off. For example, if the charges were 2% the allocation rate would be 98%.
Allotment
An allotment of shares in a company gives the owner (of the allotment) an unconditional right to buy the shares at a fixed price.
Alternate director
If a director appoints someone to take his or her place, the substitute is called an alternate director.
Annual accounts
These are the summary of an organisation's financial transactions during the year covered by their accounts, and a 'snapshot' of the assets and liabilities at the end of the year.
Annual general meeting (AGM)
This is the yearly meeting of the members of an organisation which must be held to meet legal conditions. The annual accounts are presented for approval at this meeting.
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