ASSET BACKED SECURITY Definition

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ASSET BACKED SECURITY is a debt instrument collateralized by credit card receivables, auto loans or other assets and securitized by a bank or financial institution. To reduce the possibility of a disruption in principal and interest payments, the cash flow from these assets is enhanced by a variety of methods including letter of credit support, insurance, overcollateralization and excess interest.

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SHIP IN PLACE is sales billed to customers prior to delivery and held by the seller (also: "bill and hold" or "bill in place" sales).

VALUE PROPOSITION is the unique mix of product, price, service, relationship and image that a provider offers its customers. It determines the market segments to be targeted and how the organization will differentiate itself in those segments, relative to its competition.

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