Terms Starting with A

  • Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study - Activities of Daily Living (ADCS-ADL)Acronym,
    • Amenities Definition,
      • Amenities are features such as green space, playgrounds, community centres, shopping malls, or swimming pools that make a neighbourhood or community more desirable for living.
    • American Depositary Receipt (ADR)Acronym,
      • A negotiable certificate issued by U.S. banks representing ownership or a claim on foreign securities.
    • American Depositary Share (ADS)Acronym,
      • American Express Company (AXP, AMEX) Company, Important,
        • A corporation known for its credit card business.
      • American Growth Fund (AGF) Company Est. 1957, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
          Canadian investment management firm.
        • American Home Owners Association (AHA) Company, United States,
          • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Company Est. 1919, United States,
            • US standards and conformity assessment organisation.
            See Standard Council of Canada (SCC).
          • American Selling Price (ASP)Acronym,
            • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Company Est. 1976, United States,
                See Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI).
              • Amortization Definition,
                • Amortization refers to the process of gradually paying down the principal of a loan. Each payment toward the principal reduces your loan by that amount. This is different than an interest-only loan payment where the principal balance is never reduced. Amortization for a mortgage loan in Canada is normally 25 years, but can be as few as 5 years.
              • Amortization Period Definition,
                • The amount of time it will take to pay off a mortgage by making routine payments.
              • Amortization Schedule Definition,
                • A detailed table showing the amortization of a loan which includes the beginning principal amount, period payments, the interest portion of each payment, the principal reduction portion each payment, and the ending balance. The Canadian Equity Group has developed a mortgage rate calculator which will generate a perfect example of an amortization schedule.
              • Amortization Table Definition,
                • A mathematical formula used to calculate monthly mortgage payments based on the borrowed loan amount, the interest rate, and the loan term.
              • Amortization Term Definition,
                • The time required to amortize (repay) an entire mortgage loan.
              • Amortized Loan Definition,
                • A loan that is completely paid off, interest and principal, by a series of regular payments that are equal or nearly equal.
              • Amos Airport (YEY)Acronym, Amos, Quebec, Canada,
                • Amount Due at Lease Signing Definition,
                  • The total amount due before the consumer can take delivery of a leased vehicle. It can include any security deposit, title fee, capitalized cost reduction, monthly payments paid at signing and registration fees.
                • Amount Financed Definition,
                  • The principal that is financed. It could include the cost of the purchase and other items rolled into the payments.
                • Anahim Lake Airport (YAA)Acronym, Anahim Lake, British Columbia, Canada,
                  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)Acronym,
                    • Angel Investors Definition,
                      • Private individuals with capital to invest in business enterprises.
                    • Angling Lake Airport (YAX)Acronym, Angling Lake, Ontario, Canada,
                      • Anishinabek Nation Credit Union (ANCU)Company, Ontario, Canada,
                          Provincial regulators required that the credit union close in 2011.
                        • Annapolis Valley Home Builders' Association (AVHBA) Company Est. 1992, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada,
                            Annapolis Valley Division of Nova Scotia Home Builders Association and CHBA.
                          • Annex Definition,
                            • To add one thing onto another.
                          • Annual Administrative Fee Definition,
                            • An annual (yearly) fee charged for the administration of a service.
                          • Annual Crediting Cap Definition,
                            • The highest rate that can be credited to an equity-indexed annuity in a year.
                          • Annual Fee Definition,
                            • A bank charge for use of a credit card levied each year, which can range from $15 to $300, billed directly to the customer's monthly statement. Many credit cards come without an annual fee.
                          • Annual General Meeting (AGM)Acronym,
                              A general meeting for shareholders to review and discuss routine matters such as reports, profits, election of directors and other issues involving ownership of a company.
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