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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INVESTMENT HOLDING COMPANY, generally, is to hold by way of investment any real or personal property whatsoever. Within business, it is a company which holds equity in or invests into other companies as subsidiary or associate companies.

ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE (ARM) is A mortgage that features predetermined adjustments of the interest rate at regular intervals. An ARM's interest rate is tied to an index outside the control of the lender.

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