ANNUITY Definition

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ANNUITY, in finance, is a series of fixed payments, usually over a fixed number of years; or for the lifetime of a person, in which case it would be called a life-contingent annuity or simply life annuity.

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INITIAL TERM is normally the first time period covered under an agreement or contract (the Term) at the end of which the agreement will either terminate or be automatically renewed under set conditions (Renewal Term), e.g. a one year contract.

CREDITORS CONTROL ACCOUNT reflects the total amount owed to all the individual creditors. The balance of the creditors control account must equal the total of the creditors list, which represents the amounts owed by the individual creditors obtained from the individual balances in the various subsidiary ledger accounts for each creditor. This subsidiary ledger is known as the creditors ledger.

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