fail to deliver

Fail to Deliver

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 fail to deliver occurs because of the negligence or deliberate withholding on the part of the seller. If a buyer does not receive the securities, he/she is not obligated to make payment until delivery is made. See also: Aged fail.

fail to deliver

Used to refer to the nondelivery of securities from a selling broker to a buying broker by the settlement date.
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I will not fail to deliver your message," she replied, and bowed them out.
PARCEL firms should generously compensate disappointed customers if they fail to deliver in time for Christmas.
Summary: Olympic contractors who fail to deliver their obligations should be hunted down and forced to pay back money, David Cameron has said.
In response to these problems, Regulation SHO imposed mandatory close out requirements on broker-dealers with fail to deliver positions in securities with a substantial level of persistent fails.
In short, they fail to deliver "meaning, comprehension, and management.
Between 85% and 90% of projects fail to deliver on time, on budget and to the quality of performance expected, according to research by HCi.
This seems like a swiftly composed book, starting well, but the architects often fail to deliver a substantial denouement.
is voluntarily recalling two older model implantable cardioverter defibrillators because of concerns that the devices may delay delivery of or fail to deliver shock therapy to patients with cardiac arrhythmia, potentially resulting in death.
February) is certainly enraging, his alternative--putting airlines and airports in the business of providing security and punishing them with crippling lawsuits if they fail to deliver it--seems unworkable and unfair.
Most decaying enterprises are brought down by their own managers, yoked to wishful thinking and dumb tactics that fail to deliver growth.
Agricultural futures often tend to be susceptible to manipulation because physical delivery is required; because the deliverable supply is relatively price inelastic; and because exchange rules impose substantial costs on sellers who fail to deliver.
Manually-based processes fail to deliver to the requirements of sophisticated operations such as The Henry Wine Group.