Terms with Category Financial Banking

  • Service Charge (SC) Bank,
    • Fees charged to customers for specific services or as a penalty for not meeting certain requirements such as insufficient funds in a chequing account.
    Bank account transaction code.
  • Settlement Points Bank,
    • Regional collection points in the clearing and settlement system operated by the Canadian Payments Association. Settlement points forward each bank's regional balance to the Bank of Canada in Ottawa at the end of each day to allow the central bank to adjust the banks' balances with the central bank.
  • Share Certificate Bank,
    • A certificate of deposit issued by a credit union that pays a specific dividend if held for a specific period. It's the credit union equivalent of a certificate of deposit. A penalty is usually assessed if all or any of the principal is withdrawn before maturity.
  • Shared-Appreciation Mortgage (SAM) Bank,
    • A mortgage loan where the lender or a third-party backer agrees to offer a highly reduced mortgage rate to the borrower in exchange of sharing profits when the property is sold.
    • A home loan in which the lender offers a below-market interest rate in exchange for sharing in the profit when the home is sold. Usually done only with private funds/lenders.
  • Short Tax Year Bank,
    • A tax period less than 12 months long, resulting from a business start-up or the transition to a tax year ending on a different date.
  • Short-Term Capital Gain (STCG) Bank,
    • Your gain from the sale of a capital asset that you held for one year or less.
  • Short-term Capital Loss Bank,
    • Your loss from the sale of a capital asset that you held for one year or less.
  • Short-term Liabilities Bank,
    • Money that you have to pay in less than 12 months, including wages, short-term loans, taxes, credit card balances and long-term loans.
  • Simple Interest (SI) Bank, Important,
    • Interest computed only on the principal balance, without compounding.
  • Simple Interest Loan Bank,
    • A method of allocating the monthly payment between interest and principal. The interest charged is determined by the unpaid principal balance on the loan, the interest rate, and the number of days since the last payment. The rest of the payment goes to the principal. Making early payments or additional payments reduces the loan's principal and cuts the total interest paid over the life of the loan.
  • Single Premium Deferred Annuity (SPDA) Bank,
    • A deferred annuity funded with a single payment.
  • Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Bank,
    • Limits banks place on businesses to determine there size.
    A term widely used by the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • Smart Card Bank,
    • A card with an embedded computer chip which stores more information, performs more functions and is more secure than a credit card or debit card.
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Bank, Canada, Very Important,
    • Every person who has an income or pays taxes must apply for this number, which is assigned by the Government of Canada. You must, by law, provide this number to financial institutions with which you have an interest-bearing deposit account.
    A nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. Banks may also request your SIN for tax purposes or to verify credit checks.
  • Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) Bank,
    • Global data processing system used by banks.
  • Sole Proprietorship Bank,
    • A business owned by an individual where no legal distinction is made between the business and the owner.
  • Solvency Bank,
    • To be able to meet one's financial liabilities in the short or long term.
  • Specialized Financing Corporation Bank,
    • A term in the Bank Act referring to specialized business-management services such as making investments, negotiating mergers and acquisitions and many other services traditionally offered as merchant-banking services.
  • Split-Funded Annuity Bank,
    • Two annuities purchased together, one with a deferred payout and the other with an immediate payout.
  • Spread Bank,
    • The difference between the interest rate charged to borrowers and the interest rate paid to depositors.
  • Sprinkling Provision Bank,
    • A provision that gives a trustee the authority to distribute life insurance death benefits as he or she sees fit, and to those who need the money the most.
  • Stagflation Bank,
    • A time period where the unemployment rate and the rate of inflation are both relatively high.
  • Standard Card Bank,
    • The basic card offered by issuers. Customers with higher incomes and good credit reports can qualify for the higher-limit gold and platinum cards.
  • Standby Commitment Bank,
    • A commitment from a lender to make a loan in a specified period of time on specified terms with the understanding that the borrower will not likely draw down the funds.
  • Statement Bank,
    • A detailed record of transactions in a bank customer's account(s) for a certain period, usually each month, which shows debits, credits, transfers, payroll deposits, account balance, cheque fees, service and interest charges, ATM activity, etc.
  • Step Down Lease Bank,
    • A lease providing for decreases in rental payment at specified dates.
  • Step Up Lease Bank,
    • A lease providing for increases in rental payment at specified dates.
  • Stock Bank,
    • A share of the ownership of a company.
  • Sub Account Bank,
    • A separate financial account used to keep track of a department's finances.
  • Sub-prime Borrower Bank,
    • A borrower with a less-than-perfect credit report due to late payments or a default on debt payments.
Compare. Calculate. Apply today.
Compare Mortgage RatesMortgage CalculatorsApply for a Mortgage