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.
Theresa May has announced she will step down as UK Prime Minister, after three bruising years that saw her fail to deliver Brexit, CNN reports.
He said power plants that fail to deliver new power supply on time should be penalized.
Some county governments fail to deliver on development goals because of poor working environment, a Senate team has said.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is convinced that Malaysia will be successful like Japan provided that Malaysians possess the same Japanese work ethics, thinking and value systems as well as a sense of shame if they fail to deliver or do well in undertaking whatever task at hand.
Summary: The UAE and India have signed an historic agreement that could stop unscrupulous local employers who fail to deliver on …
"The Supreme Court is constitutionally bound to pay attention to the Rao Anwars of Lahore the same way that it is doing in other provinces," he said, adding that the judiciary has to play its part when the administrative authorities fail to deliver.
'The Supreme Court is constitutionally bound to pay attention to the Rao Anwars of Lahore the same way that it is doing in other provinces,' he said, adding that the judiciary has to play its part when the administrative authorities fail to deliver.
PESHAWAR -- Provincial leader of ANP Arbab Usman Monday said that the PTI-led provincial government was totally fail to deliver masses according to their expectations.
According to the agency, not only did the firm fail to deliver prospectuses, it then delayed notifying the affected correspondent firms about its failure to provide prospectuses until more than a year later.
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.