PROVISION FOR CREDIT LOSSES, in lending institutions, is a charge to income which represents an expense deemed adequate by management given the composition of a bank's credit portfolios, their probability of default, the economic environment and the allowance for credit losses already established. Specific provisions are established to reduce the book value of specific assets (primarily loans) to establish the amount expected to be recovered on the loans. See also PROVISION.
CUSTOMS BROKER is an individual or firm licensed to process entry and clear goods into the country for another.
AFUDC is Accumulated Funds Used During Construction or Allowance for Funds Used During Construction.
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