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Delayed Settlement

A situation in which a buyer or, more commonly, his/her broker, does not receive delivery of the securities he/she bought by the settlement date. A delayed settlement may or may not be by mutual consent of the counterparties to the transaction. A seller may deliberately arrange a delayed settlement so the securities remain on his/her records until a certain event, such as the ex-dividend date, has passed. See also Fail to deliver, Aged fail.

delayed settlement

The transfer of a security or cash at a date beyond the usual settlement date. A seller may prefer delayed settlement in order to be listed on a firm's books on the record date for a dividend.
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He said, "I do expect some delayed settlements." But as to whether the impact will be widespread enough to hamper the larger market, "I'm not certain," he said.
The problem of delayed settlements remains for many firms five months on from the introduction of the EU's Late Payment Directive, according to Bibby Financial Services.
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