fixed charge

See charges. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

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fixed charge UK US noun [C]
ACCOUNTING a business cost such as rent, interest, and insurance that does not change with the amount of business that a company does: »

The company's statement of income and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

a regular amount of money paid for something, that does not change: »

Consumers and small businesses can gain unlimited Net access by paying a single fixed charge each month.

FINANCE, LAW an arrangement in which a lender has the right to take and sell a particular asset from a borrower if the borrower does not pay the loan back: »

Fixed charges give banks the legal right to payment from a borrower ahead of all other creditors.

Compare FLOATING CHARGE(Cf. floating charge)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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