STATEMENTS OF AUDITING STANDARDS (SAS) provide guidance to external auditors on Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) in regards to auditing an entity and issuing a report.
PASS-THROUGH is a mortgage or asset-backed security for which the payments on the underlying debt are passed from the debtor through the servicing agent (who receives a fee) to the security holder.
DEBT SECURITY is a security representing a loan given by an investor to an issuer. In return for the loan, the issuer promises to pay interest and to repay the debt on a specified date. Debt security issuers may include corporations, municipalities, the federal government, or a federal agency. See CONVERTIBLE and CONVERTIBLE DEBT.
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