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Financial terms in "E-commerce"

1. disintermediation

2. Reserve account

3. discount rate

4. E-Procurement

5. delayed settlement processing

6. business-to-business

7. Issuer

8. Transaction

9. Cyberspace

10. Electronic funds transfer

11. B2C

12. EFTPOS

13. Issuing bank

14. micropayment

15. Merchant Bank

16. OBI

17. holdback

18. EFT

19. phishing

20. electronic wallet

21. Wire transfer

22. Digital Wallet

23. GW

24. E-Tailer

25. EDI

26. envelope

27. Infomediary

28. Acquirer

29. business-to-consumer

30. digital money

31. Settlement

32. online banking

33. Virtual bank

34. B2B

35. electronic commerce

36. merchant number

37. electronic cheque

38. Authentication

39. ACH

40. Exchange

41. Clickstream

42. FAQ

43. E-Commerce

44. EDC

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Continuous Net Settlement

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In continuous net settlement, most securities transactions are finalized, or cleared and settled, within a brokerage firm. The firm's clients' orders to buy and sell are offset, or matched against each other, so that at the end of the trading day only those positions that haven't been offset internally remain to be settled. In a simplified example, all the shares of Stock A that a firm's clients bought are netted against all of the shares that its clients sold by reallocating ownership on the firm's books. Payment is handled in a similar fashion, as money is transferred from the buyers' account to the sellers'. If the firm has more buys than sells or the other way around, as is likely, it either delivers shares or receives them and makes a payment or receives it.Clearing and settlement for transactions that aren't offset are handled by an automated system through two branches of the Depository Trust & clearing corporation (DTCC), the national securities clearing corporation (NSCC), and the depository trust company (DTC).

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