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Finance

A discipline concerned with determining value and making decisions. The finance function allocates resources, including the acquiring, investing, and managing of resources.

Finance

The study of money and how it is used. Finance considers the relationship of money to time and risk. One of the main subsets of finance is the study of credit and banking, as this involves money, time, and risk all together. Finance may deal with personal or corporate issues, such as how will an individual or company acquires the money needed to perform a certain act.
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The insured also assigns any unearned insurance premium refund to the premium finance company as security, said spokesman Ron Sommer of Mellon Corporate Affairs.
Such inflation provides a boon to enterprising speculators, also enjoying unparalleled access to finance as they play a decisive part in advancing self-reinforcing asset bubbles.
He points out that several large Wall Street firms have pulled out of the municipal finance business, reducing competition.
In some, mostly smaller organizations, there have been situations where the CFO has taken charge of buying applications for finance, apparently because finance either didn't trust or respect the IT group enough to involve them.
Personal Finance include E*TRADE FINANCIAL, LendingTree.
On a brighter note, this close monitoring often leads to rehabilitation of a struggling dealer through means such as reducing its credit line and inventory to a more manageable level, or putting product in warehouses that the finance company controls, instead of on the dealer's floor to remain unsold.
This arrangement is similar to establishing an in-house lending program, with the finance company as a consistent source of funds.
There was overwhelming interest by all segments of the life-insurance industry in the conference and by the time everyone arrived there was standing room only," said Scott Cipinko, executive director, Life Insurance Finance Association.
At Northern Telecom, we've put into writing the objective of our finance function: "To provide the highest-quality, proactive, innovative, cost-effective, timely, value-added services and support to the businesses and the corporation by being a full business partner.
Lupoff has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry.