Financial model


A model that represents the financial operations or financial statements of a company in terms of its business parameters and forecasts future financial performance. Models are used for risk management by examining different economic scenarios for the future. Financial models are also used to provide valuations of individual assets that might not be actively traded in a secondary market.

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Islamic Loan

A loan that interest cannot be charged on. Instead, the loan is structured using discounts, sale or lease, profit participation, or repurchase agreements.

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