Settlement


Settlement
When payment is made for a trade. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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settlement set‧tle‧ment [ˈsetlmənt] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] an official agreement or decision that ends an argument between two people or organizations:

• After 15 years of litigation, appeals lawyers reached a settlement with the insurance company.

• The inflation rate fell, reflecting recent low wage settlements.

• increases in public sector pay settlements

2. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE the payment of money that someone owes:

• The company made a full and final settlement of £30 million.

• Non-US residents are prepared to use the dollar in settlement of debts.

3. [uncountable] FINANCE the process of making payments relating to cheques, buying investments etc; = CLEARING:

• The Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange developed a computerised settlement system for transactions in gilt-edged securities.

ˈcash ˌsettlement [countable, uncountable] FINANCE
when shares etc that are bought on a financial market are paid for with money, rather than with other investments:

• After mediation, a cash settlement was agreed upon.

ˌrolling ˈsettlement [uncountable] FINANCE
a rule stating that when you buy or sell shares on the London Stock Exchange, the payment must be made within a certain number of days from the time when the contract is made:

• Dealings here are for seven-day rolling settlement except in the case of new issues.

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   Payment for securities or commodities in exchange for their delivery. Usually takes place some time after the deal itself.

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settlement UK US /ˈsetlmənt/ noun
[C or U] an official agreement or decision that ends an argument, often involving a payment of money: »

negotiate/reach a settlement

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The lawyer negotiated an out-of-court settlement of $2 million.

[C or U] payment of a debt: in settlement of sth »

I wrote a check for $200 in settlement of my debts.

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Be sure to make full and final settlement by the repayment deadline.

[U] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the process by which shares and money are exchanged at the end of a day of trading on a financial market: »

The Stock Exchange has an electronic share settlement system.

[U] the process by which payments are made on cheques: »

This charge is made for the returned cheque due to insufficient funds for cheque settlement.

See also THE BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS(Cf. ↑the Bank for International Settlements), CASH SETTLEMENT(Cf. ↑cash settlement), ROLLING SETTLEMENT(Cf. ↑rolling settlement)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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