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Business and Finance Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Business and Finance Acronyms

  • ADC — Association of District Councils
  • ADR — American Depository Receipt
  • AEF — Aggregate External Finance
  • AIG — American International Group
  • AIR — Assumed Interest Rate
  • ALACE — Association of Local Authority Chief Executives
  • AME — Annually Managed Expenditure
  • AMEX — American Express (credit Card)
  • APR — Annual Percentage Rate
  • ARM — Adjustable Rate Mortgage
  • ARS — Auction Rate Securities
  • ATM — Automated Teller Machine
  • BCA — Basic Credit Approval
  • BTA — British Tourist Authority
  • BVI — Best Value Initiative
  • CABE — Commission For Architecture & The Built Environment
  • CB — Carte Blanche (as In Diner’s Club Carte Blanche Credit Card)
  • CBD — Commerce Business Daily
  • CC — Cross Cutting
  • CCN — County Council Network
  • CCSS — Community Charge For Standard Spending
  • CCT — Compulsory Competitive Tendering
  • CD — Certificate of Deposit
  • CDO’S — Collateralised Debt Obligations
  • CDSC — Contingent Deferred Sales Charge
  • CFP — Certified Financial Planner
  • CIPFA — Chartered Institute of Public Finance And Accountancy
  • CLO’S — Collateralised Loan Obligations
  • CM — Command Paper
  • CMF — Capital Modernisation Fund
  • CMO — Collateralized Mortgage Obligation
  • CMPS — Centre For Management And Policy Studies
  • COVE — Centres of Vocational Excellence
  • CSR — Comprehensive Spending Review
  • CUSIP — Committee On Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
  • DB — Defined Benefit (retirement Plan; For Example, A Pension)
  • DC — Defined Contribution (retirement Plan; For Example, A 401(k) Plan)
  • DCA — Dollar Cost Averaging
  • DCMS — Department of Culture, Media And Sport
  • DEFRA — Department of Environment, Food And Rural Affairs
  • DEL — Departmental Expenditure Limit
  • DFEE — Department For Education And Employment
  • DFES — Department For Education And Skills
  • DIS — Departmental Investment Strategies (UK)
  • DR — The Daily Reckoning
  • DTCC — Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • DTLR — Department of Transport, Local Government And The Regions
  • DWP — Department For Work And Pensions
  • EFT — Electronic Funds Transfer
  • EMA — Education Maintenance Allowances
  • EPS — Earnings Per Share
  • ERISA — Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
  • ETF — Exchange Traded Funds
  • ETN’S — Efficiency Technical Notes
  • EU — European Union
  • FASB — Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • FDIC — Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FIFO — First In, First Out
  • FMA — Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
  • FOMC — Federal Open Market Committee
  • FOREX — Foreign Exchange
  • FRB — Federal Reserve Board
  • GDP — Gross Domestic Product
  • GEP — General Expenditure Policy
  • GES — General Expenditure Statistics
  • GL — General Ledger
  • GLA — Greater London Authority
  • GNP — Gross National Product
  • GO — General Obligation Bond
  • GPC — Government Procurement Card
  • GTA — Group Training Associates
  • GUDD — Gold Up, Dollar Down
  • HRA — Housing Revenue Account
  • IA — Investment Adviser
  • IBD — Investors Business Daily
  • ICT — Information & Communication Technology
  • IFS — Infiniti Financial Services
  • IMF — International Monetary Fund
  • ING — Internationale Nederlanden Group (a Financial Company)
  • IOU — I Owe You
  • IPO — Initial Public Offering
  • IRA — Individual Retirement Account
  • ISB — Invest To Save Budget
  • JTWROS — Joint Tenants With Rights of Survivorship
  • LASFE — Local Authority Self Financed Expenditure
  • LEA — Local Education Authority
  • LGA — Local Government Association
  • LGF — Local Government Finance
  • LGFS — Local Government Finance System
  • LOI — Letter of Intent
  • LPSA — Local Public Service Agreement
  • LSC — Learning And Skills Council
  • LSP — Local Strategic Partnership
  • MMKT — Money Market
  • MPT — Modern Portfolio Theory
  • MSI — Multiple Streams of Income
  • NAO — National Audit Office
  • NASD — National Association of Securities Dealers
  • NASDAQ — National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (world’s First Automated Financial System). Nasdaq Now A Proper Noun.
  • NAV — Net Asset Value

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