British/American Financial Terms

British

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Articles of Association

authorised share capital

barometer stock

base rate

bonus or capitalisation issue

bridging loan

building society

cheque

company

creditors

current account

debtors

gilt-edged stock (gilts)

labour

Memorandum of Association

merchant bank

ordinary share

overheads

profit and loss account

property

quoted company

retail price index (RPI)

share

share premium

shareholder

shareholders' equity

stock

trade union

unit trusts

visible trade


American

Annual Stockholders Meeting

Bylaws

authorized capital stock

bellwether stock

prime rate

stock dividend or stock split

bridge loan

savings and loan association

check

corporation

accounts payable

checking account

accounts receivable

Treasury bonds

labor

Certificate of Incorporation

investment bank

common stock

overhead

income statement

real estate

listed company

consumer price index (CPI)

stock

paid-in surplus

stockholder

stockholders' equity

inventory

labor union

mutual funds

merchandise trade