A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking


Would you buy from a stag or a stale bull? Does a blue chip company issue a naked debenture? From dawn raid to liquidity trap, from FOOTSIE to the Nikkei, Dictionary of Finance and Banking, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of financial matters that will make it an invaluable resource for anyone working in banking or finance. Completely updated with substantially expanded coverage of banking, it contains over 3,000 entries on every aspect of the financial world: insurance, stocks and shares, commodities, takeovers and mergers, international trade, and government finance. The dictionary also provides international coverage of the world's most important financial centers, including New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Prepared with the help of a team of experts from Lloyds Bank, this essential reference offers straightforward definitions of the latest financial jargon, making it the most inclusive paperback finance dictionary on the market. The lucid entries and in-depth coverage of personal finance--including investments, pensions, and taxes--also make the Dictionary of Finance and Banking ideal for investors, homeowners, students, and those generally interested in business and finance.


A Dictionary of Finance and Banking is the second edition of A Dictionary of Finance, which was first published in 1993. The publishers have added 'Banking' to the title as the banking aspect of the subject has been considerably broadened in this new edition. This dictionary, which is a companion volume to A Dictionary of Business and A Dictionary of Accounting, is intended for students and professionals in the fields of finance and banking as well as for private investors and the readers of the financial pages of newspapers.

The 4,100 entries in the new edition, which include some 800 new entries, cover the vocabulary used in banking, money markets, foreign exchanges, financial futures and options, commodity markets, and takeovers and mergers, as well as business loans and debt-collecting.

Public finance is also included, with a substantial coverage of the terms used in government finance, the money supply, public-sector borrowing, local finance, central banking, and European finance.

The private investor and borrower will fund full coverage of terms relating to savings, stock-exchange dealing, mortgages, pensions, life assurance, and taxation.

The contributors and editors of this book have been at great pains to make the entries as clear and as easy to understand as possible. Although jargon is not used in definitions, many of the jargon words and phrases are included and defined.

The coverage is wide and international, with entries for the world's standard currency units and many of the financial institutions in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and Paris.

BB DB AI 1997

Note: An asterisk () placed before a term in a definition indicates that this term can be found as an entry in the dictionary and will provide further information. Synonyms and abbreviations are usually found within brackets immediately following a headword.

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