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Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

Finance Terms

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ex-dividend (XD)Acronym
exchange for physical (EFP)Acronym
exchange rate agreement (ERA)Acronym
exchange-traded fund (ETF)Acronym
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)Acronym
expected rate of return (ERR)Acronym
Federal Agency Non-Guaranteed (FANG)Acronym
Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA)Company, United States
  ➥  A US mortgage association also known as Fannie Mae.
Finance CanadaCompany, Canada-wide
Federal department responsible for Canada's economic performance and regulation of financial institutions.
finance chargeDefinition (Mortgages, Financial-banking)
Charges that include all of the interest expected to be earned over the life of a loan, in addition to the service charges, mortgage insurance premiums, and other loan-related charges.
finance, insurance and real estate (FIRE)Definition
A section of land including all the natural resources (above and below the surface) and any permanent buildings or structures located on it. Also known as "realty."
financial (fin'l)Abbreviation (Abbreviation)
Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF)Company
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)Company Est.2001, Canada
  ➥  Established by the federal government to protect and educate consumers of financial products and services in Canada.
Financial Executives International Canada (FEIC)Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  ➥  More commonly known as FEI Canada.
Financial Groups Directive (FDG)Acronym
Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)Acronym
financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM)Acronym
financial internal rate of return (FIRR)Acronym
financial management rate of return (FMRR)Acronym
financial power of attorney (FPOA)Acronym
financial responsibility lawsDefinition (Automotive, Insurance, Legal-contracts)
A type of law that requires an entity to be capable of paying for damages in the event of a potential claim.
financial return on investment (FROI)Acronym
Financial Stability Forum (FSF)Acronym
financing entityDefinition (Insurance, Financial-banking)
An entity that purchases an insurance policy or settlement contract.
financing expensesDefinition (Investments, Financial-banking)
Expenses sustained from interest payments, financing, and dividends to shareholders.
First Data Loan Company, Canada (FDLCC)Company, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
fixed assets (FA)Definition (Taxation, Financial-banking)
Assets like machinery, land, buildings, or property used in operating a business that will not be consumed or converted into cash during the current accounting period.
fixed assurance note (FAN)Acronym
fixed expenses (FE)Definition (Taxation, Financial-banking)
Fixed business costs that do not change regardless of business volume, such as property rental, insurance payments, utilities, etc.
fixed indexed annuity (FIA)Acronym
fixed interest rate substitute transaction (FIRST)Acronym
floating rate note (FRN)Acronym
flood zone determination (FZD)Acronym
Fonds Communautaire d'Emprunt de la Mauricie (FCEM)Est. 1999, Quebec, Canada
Providing access to financing, consulting and support to individuals and businesses with limited access to conventional financial services.
  ➥  French acronym for Mauricie Community Loan Fund
foreign currency translation adjustment (FCTA)Acronym
foreign direct investment (FDI)Acronym
  ➥  Investing or buying shares in a foreign country which may include the purchase of land, equipment, buildings or stocks.
forward rate agreement (FRA)Acronym
forward with optional exit (FOX)Acronym
free operating cash flow (FOCF)Acronym
funding ratio return (FRR)Acronym
futures commission merchant (FCM)Acronym
good-this-week order (GTW)Acronym
good-till-cancelled order (GTC)Acronym
good-till-executed order (GTX)Acronym
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)Company Est.1979
  ➥  The Alberta chapter was established in 1979, but GFOA has been in existence since 1906.
Government of Canada (GOC)Company, Canada
government-sponsored enterprise (GSE)Acronym
gross agricultural product (GAP)Acronym
gross fixed asset (GFA)Acronym
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Debt and Debt-Service...
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European depository receipt
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Gross Fixed Asset
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Loan Impairment Charge
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Net Interest Margin
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