The Moneywise Financial Glossary

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Absolute return funds aim to deliver a positive (or ‘absolute’) return every year regardless of what happens in the stockmarket. Unlike...
Account aggregation allows you to view all your online accounts – bank account, credit cards, debit card, mortgage, even air miles – on a...
These funds try to produce returns superior to a “benchmark index” such as the FTSE 100 by a combination of picking the right stock at the...
Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematics and statistics to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. Every...
If you’re a member of an occupational pension scheme but want to increase your contributions to help boost your income in retirement, this...
AER
Where APR is the rate charged for money borrowed, Annual equivalent rate is how interest is calculated on money saved. The AER takes into...
Affinity cards are credit cards offering extra benefits as a result of being issued in partnership with other organisations to which people...
AGM
Every limited company must hold an annual general meeting for its shareholders once a year to consider the company’s accounts, reports of...
This is the percentage of an investor’s initial cash or capital outlay that actually goes towards the final investment after any initial...
AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller companies. Since its launch in 1995, 2,200 companies have raised almost...