MORTGAGE BOND is a bond in which the issuer has granted the bondholders a lien against the pledged assets.
INSURABLE EARNINGS, as it pertains to unemployment insurance, is the total amount of earnings that an insured person has from insurable employment: a. the total of all amounts, whether wholly or partly paid in legal tender, received or enjoyed by the insured person that are paid to the person by the persons employer in respect of that employment, and b. the amount of any gratuities that the insured person is required to declare under tax legislation.
PRINCIPLES-BASED ACCOUNTING provides for few exact rules and little implementation guidance. Instead, general principles are put forward and companies must ensure that their financial statements fairly and accurately represent these principles. Proponents argue that this type of system does not allow for less than ethical financial engineering, where complex transactions are undertaken in order to get around following specific rules-based accounting standards. Critics believe a principles-based system allows too much leeway for companies, because they generally do not have to follow specific rules, only wide-arching principles. See also RULES-BASED ACCOUNTING.
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