CHATTEL MORTGAGE CONTRACT Definition

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CHATTEL MORTGAGE CONTRACT is a credit contract used for the purchase of equipment where the purchaser receives title of the equipment upon delivery but the creditor holds a mortgage claim against it.

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REVENUE ANTICIPATION NOTE (RAN) is a note sold by mu­nicipalities as a temporary financing pending the arrival of certain revenues, which are then used to payoff the note. Usually the income on these notes is exempt from federal income taxes.

BASIS POINTS is 0.01% in yield. For example, in increasing from 5.00% to 5.05%, the yield increases by five basis points.

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