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Shop

Wall Street slang for a firm.

Shop

1. Among workers on Wall Street, informal for a company, especially a publicly-traded company.

2. To seek out the best bid price or ask price possible for a security by contacting a large number of broker-dealers.

shop

A dealership in securities.

shop

To contact a number of dealers in a security in an effort to obtain the most advantageous bid or ask price.

shop

a business premise which is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop or store to make purchases. The range of merchandise they stock and sell varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization on the one product (as in a shoe shop, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive ‘hypermarket'complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

shop

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store

a business premise that is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop to make purchases. The range of merchandise that is stocked and sold varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization in one product (a ‘shoe shop’, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive hypermarket complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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This compares to Londoners, who are the most likely to shop around, but will only go to an average of four insurance providers.
Surprisingly, the remaining respondents claimed they did not shop around because of loyalty and a perception that their provider probably gave them a good deal.
It offers these three tips to help you shop around effectively.
Consumer director Mary O'Dea said there were significant savings to be made by taking the time to shop around.
But despite being able to buy an annuity from any provider, around 69 per cent of people fail to shop around for the best deal, Close Wealth Management said.
She says: "On average, failure to shop around costs drivers pounds 156 in extra premiums a year.
To help consumers get the best deal, the FSA publishes comparative tables on its website on a range of financial products and their charges, as well as publishing a consumer guide, It Pays To Shop Around, which is available from most high street post offices.
Now trading standards chiefs are urging customers to shop around to avoid being "seriously ripped-off".
Consumers will at last have to be alerted to the fact that they can shop around to maximise their retirement income.
What we want them to know is that with deregulation, consumers now have the right to choose their provider and shop around for the best products and services.
DRIVERS opting for free insurance deals should shop around once their offer ends, esure warns.
The service allows customers to shop around for best-value deals from its panel of more than 400 loans and to sign up without without leaving the site or even having to pick up the phone.