LOAN Definition

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LOAN is an agreement under which an owner of assets (the lender) allows another entity (the borrower) to use the assets for a specified time period. In return, the borrower agrees to pay the lender a payment (interest) and return the assets (cash) at the end of the agreed upon time period.

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PREFERRED CREDITOR is a creditor whose account takes legal preference for payment over the claims of others.

SHAREHOLDERS FUND is equity plus accumulated profits.

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