APPORTION Definition

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APPORTION is to divide and share out according to a plan.

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PURCHASE METHOD is accounting for an acquisition using market value for the consolidation of the two entities` net assets on the balance sheet. Generally, depreciation/amortization will increase for this method (due to the creation of goodwill) compared to the POOLING OF INTEREST METHOD resulting in lower net income.

TEASER RATE, in lending, is the initial rate set on adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) by the lender to attract prospective borrowers. It is the coupon rate an investor earns in the first year.

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