Business Finance Services - Glossary

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Financial Services Glossary

The 'language of finance' can be daunting. We therefore thought that a simple explanation of many of the terms might be helpful, so here goes!


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Capital Allowance
An allowance against profits given for tax purposes in respect of expenditure on fixed assets.

Capital Employed
The amount of long-term funds invested in or lent to a business and used by it to carry out its operations.

Cash Basis
A method of accounting that shows expenses and income only when actually paid or received.

Cash Flow
Income inflows and expenditure outgoins over a specific period of time.

Cash Flow
A calculation of the amount of liquid funds that will be available to a company for the performance of its transactions, normally looking to the future.

Commercial Lease
A lease in which the Lessee has entered into the lease transaction for business or commercial purposes (also referred to as a business lease).

Commercial Mortgages
Intro to Commercial Mortgages

Compound interest
Interest calculated on the sum of the principle plus accrued interest due at the date of calculation.

Consideration

Contingent Liability

Contract

Covenant
A promise to do something or that certain facts are true.