Business Finance Glossary

The world of business speak is a complex world full of acronyms, abbreviations and buzz words. Use our A to Z Business Finance Glossary and gain an understanding of Business Finance Jargon.

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W

A: Accounts | Accounts payable | Accounts receivable | Administration | Agricultural Funding | Annual accounts | Annual Return | Assets | Asset Finance | Auditors | Audit report

B: B2B | Bankers automated clearing system (BACS) | Balance sheet | Bank of England | Bankrupt | Base rate | Brewery Funding | Briding Loans | Budget | Building Society | Business Angels | Business Plan | Business Turnaround

C: Capital | Capital gain | Capital Gains Tax (CGT) | Capital growth | Cashflow | Commercial Mortgage | Company | Company secretary | Corporation Tax | Credit Control | Creditor | Crowd Funding

D: Day Nursery Funding | Debit | Debtor | Depreciation | Differentials | Directors | Dividends | Due Diligence | Duty

E: Equity | Euro (€) | Exchange Rate | Excise Duty | Export

F: Factoring | Farm Funding | FSA | Flotation | Franchising | Freehold | Funding without Banks

G: Gap analysis | Going concern | Grant | Gross | Gross Profit

H: Hire purchase | HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

I: Import duty | Imported goods | Insolvency | Interest | Invoice Discounting | ISDN | ISO14001

J: Joint venture

L: Landfill | Lease | Liabilities | Liability | Limited Company | Limited liability | Liquid assets | Liquidation | Liquidator

M: Market share | Market research | MBI | MBO | Misrepresentation

N: National Insurance (NI) | Net Profit | Net Worth

0: Off-the-job-training | Office of Fair Trading | Offshore Banking | On-the-job training | Operating profit | Organic growth | Overheads | Overdraft

P: Parent company | Partnership | PLC | Private companies | Profit | Profit and loss account | Property | Property Development | Pub Funding | Public liability Insurance

Q: Quota | Quotation

R: Receivership | Registered Office | Regulations | Repossess | Retained profits | Risk assessment | Risk Capital

S: Secured loan | Shareholders | Small Firms Loan Guarantee | Sole Trader | Stockmarket | Stock | Subject to contract | Subsidiary company | Suppliers

T: Tenancy | Tenure | Trade Finance

U: Underwriter | Unsecured Loan

V: VAT (Value Added Tax) | Venture Capital

W: Winding-up | Working Capital