ASSOCIATE, in business, is a person brought together with a company or another person into a relationship in any of various intangible ways.
MARGIN LENDING, in securities, is where the lender, usually a bank, will lend you between approximately 40% and 70% of the value of approved shares and managed funds. For example, if you have $30,000 in cash, you could borrow up to $70,000 and buy a $100,000 portfolio (assuming a lending ratio of 70%). This portfolio then becomes the security for your margin lending facility.
SUFFICIENCY, in accounting, is a measure of the quantity of audit evidence. The independent auditor's objective is to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion.
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