MINIMUM PAYMENT Definition

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MINIMUM PAYMENT is the minimum amount that you must pay, e.g. usually monthly on a home equity loan or line of credit. In some payment agreements the minimum payment may be "interest only" (simple interest). In other loan agreements, the minimum payment may include principal and interest (amortized).

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APPROPRIATE / APPROPRIATED / APPROPRIATION is distribution of net income to various accounts and / or the allocation of retained earnings for a designated purpose, e.g. plant expansion.

ADMINISTRATIVE RECEIVER is an Insolvency practitioner appointed when a company goes into receivership (work out). A company may go straight to administrative receivership, presided over by an administrative receiver, usually known simply as the receiver.

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