Terms Starting with A

  • Accounts Payable Accounting and Reporting System (APARS)Acronym,
    • Accounts Payable Module (APM)Acronym,
      • Assigned Storage (stor)Abbreviation,
        • Absolute Priority Rule (APR)Acronym,
          • A rule where creditors get paid before a shareholder on outstanding debts or claims when liquidating or reorganizing a company.
          In relation to creditor claims.
        • Automated Valuation Model (AVM)Acronym, Important,
          • An accurate "real-time" estimate of market value for residential properties in Canada.
        • Arpent Definition,
          • An area equal to about 0.845 acres, traditionally used in France, Quebec and Louisiana. Nowadays, hectares and acres are more commonly used measurements of area.
        • Average Price Index (API)Acronym,
          • Atlantic Standard Time (AST)Acronym, Eastern Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, Canada,
              (UTC-04:00)
            • Amos Airport (YEY)Acronym, Amos, Quebec, Canada,
              • Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Acronym, Very Important,
                • Securities backed by a pool of assets.
                Financial security made up of a bundle of assets.
              • Accountant (acct)Abbreviation,
                • Automated Clearing House (ACH)Acronym,
                  • Secure electronic funds transfer (EFT) system that connects all US financial institutions.
                • Annuity Certain Definition,
                  • A type of annuity that makes payments to the annuitant for a set term; payments stop when the agreed upon term ends, even if the annuitant is still alive after the term ends.
                • Alta West Mortgage (AWM) Company, Canada-wide,
                  • Accident and Indemnity (A&I)Acronym,
                      An insurance liability agreement.
                    • Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ)Acronym,
                      • Administrator (admin)Abbreviation,
                        • Accidental Death & Disablement (AD&D, ADD)Acronym,
                            A life insurance policy that offers payouts to policyholders and their dependents in the event of an accident causing death or serious impairment.
                          • Account Agreement Definition,
                            • An agreement that you sign and which lists your rights and responsibilities and the bank's rights and responsibilities for the bank account.
                          • Anti-Money Laundering Regulation (AMLR)Acronym,
                            • Adjustable Rate Preferred Stock (ARPS)Acronym,
                              • Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR, AWPR)Acronym,
                                  The more common acronym is AWPLR.
                                • Aerial Photo (aerl)Abbreviation,
                                    The abbreviation "arel" is commonly used in property listings. Indicates that an aerial photograph of the property is available.
                                  • Alberta Motor Association (AMA) Company, Alberta, Canada, Important,
                                      Provincial branch of Canadian Automobile Association / American Automobile Association.
                                    • Advance (adv)Abbreviation,
                                      • Appraised Fair Market Value (AFMV)Acronym,
                                        • Appraisal Report Definition,
                                          • A detailed evaluation of the value of a property based on an inspection and a review of the values of nearby, comparable properties.
                                        • Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Important,
                                          • Regulatory agency responsible for administering the Province of Alberta's securities laws.
                                          A member of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).
                                        • Acquiring Financial Institution Definition,
                                          • Merchants must maintain an account with an acquiring financial institution to receive credit for credit card transactions. Daily credit card totals are deposited into the merchant's account minus any fees.
                                        • Additional Property Definition,
                                          • A property that is owned by the person that is not being financed.
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