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CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT Definition
CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT (CD) is a document written by a bank or other financial institution that is evidence of a deposit, with the issuer's promise to return the deposit plus earnings at a specified interest rate within a specified time period.
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OPINION PARAGRAPH is the paragraph in the audit report that expresses the auditor's
conclusions. The wording of the standard, unqualified opinion paragraph is: "In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of XYZ Company at December 31, year A, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles."
INVESTORS' COMPENSATION SCHEME is a statutory scheme operated by the UK Securities and Investment Board to give individual investors up to £48,000 protection if an authorized investment business collapses.