Financial term of the day, Monday 24th of November 2014:

Financial Services Authority (FSA)

The Financial Services Authority was created by the incoming UK Labor Government in 1997 as the regulatory body for the whole financial services industry. A number of separate regulatory bodies were brought together into the FSA. The FSA also took over the responsibilities that the Bank of England had for supervising banks and other financial institutions. The Chairman of the FSA is Howard Davies, an ex deputy governor of the Bank, and now a member of the Court of Directors. The Bank and the FSA work closely together, particularly on financial stability issues.

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Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 52
This is the currency translation standard currently used by U.S. firms. It mandates the use of the current rate method.

Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 8
This is a currency translation standard previously in use by U.S. accounting firms.

Short-term financial plan
A financial plan that covers the coming fiscal year.

Pro forma financial statements
Financial statements as adjusted to reflect a projected or planned transaction.

Perfectly competitive financial markets
Markets in which no trader has the power to change the price of goods or services. Perfect capital markets are characterized by the following conditions: a) trading is costless, and access to the financial markets is free, b) information about borrowing and lending opportunities is freely available, c) there are many traders, and no single trader can have a significant impact on market prices.

Notes to the financial statements
A detailed set of notes immediately following the financial statements in an annual report that explain and expand on the information in the financial statements.

Non-financial services
Include such things as freight, insurance, passenger services, and travel.

Long-term financial plan
Financial plan covering two or more years of future operations.

London International Financial Futures Exchange
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Changes in Financial Position
Sources of funds internally provided from operations that alter a company's cash flow position: depreciation, deferred taxes, other sources, and capital expenditures.

Corporate financial management
The application of financial principals within a corporation to create and maintain value through decision making and proper resource management.

Corporate financial planning
Financial planning conducted by a firm that encompasses preparation of both long- and short-term financial plans.

Country financial risk
The ability of the national economy to generate enough foreign exchange to meet payments of interest and principal on its foreign debt.

Financial Institutions Reform (FIRREA)
In August of 1989 the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) was created. FIRREA abolishes the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and FSLIC, switches Savings & Loan regulation to newly created Office of Thrift Supervision. Deposit insurance function shifted to the FDIC. A new entity, the Resolution Trust Corporation is created to resolve the insolvent S&Ls.

Other major provisions of FIRREA include: $50 billion of new borrowing authority, with most financed from ...

Financial Services Authority (FSA)
The Financial Services Authority was created by the incoming UK Labor Government in 1997 as the regulatory body for the whole financial services industry. A number of separate regulatory bodies were brought together into the FSA. The FSA also took over the responsibilities that the Bank of England had for supervising banks and other financial institutions. The Chairman of the FSA is Howard Davies, an ex deputy governor of the Bank, and now a member of the Court of Directors. The Bank and the FSA ...

Financial economies of scale
The ability of large firms to borrow money on more favourable terms than small firms.

Financial intermediaries
Institutions which channel funds from people and institutions wishing to lend to those wishing to borrow.

International Financial and Banking Centre (IFC)
A country identified as being a tax haven.

Short-term investment services
Services that assist firms in making short-term investments.

Concentration services
Movement of cash from different lockbox locations into a single concentration account from which disbursements and investments are made.

FSAVC
Free Standing AVC

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Transfer price

The price at which one unit of a firm sells goods or services to another unit of the same firm.


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