Transaction in which a stock contract is settled and delivered on the fifth full business day following the date of the transaction (trade date). In Japan, regular settlement occurs three business days following the trade date; in London, two weeks following the trade date (at times, three weeks); in France, once per month.
A situation in which a buyer or, more commonly, his/her broker, receives delivery of the securities he/she bought and makes payment for them on the normal settlement date. Regular settlement occurs on the date set by the exchange, which is usually three to five days after the trade date, depending on the type of transaction and the country in which it occurs. See also: Early settlement, Delayed settlement.