OFF-BALANCE SHEET ASSET Definition

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OFF-BALANCE SHEET ASSET is an item representing a resource of the entity or something that is projected to have future economic value. It is a positive indicator of the entities financial position even though it is not contained within the balance sheet.

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FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FHLMC) is a private corporation chartered by the U.S. Government that issues pass-through securities, known as participation certificates, based on conventional mortgages. FHLMC pass-throughs are traded in a very liquid market and are used as collateral for other activities such as repurchase agreements. FHLMC guarantees the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment of principal. FHLMC is commonly called "Freddie Mac".

EXTERNAL is from or between other countries, e.g. external commerce; or, happening, arising or located outside or beyond a company, e.g. external influences.

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