Transaction account

Definition:

A checking or similar account from which transfers can be made to third parties. Demand-deposit accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal NOW accounts, automatic transfer service (ATS) accounts, and credit union share draft accounts are examples of transaction accounts at banks and other depository institutions.

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First preferred stock

A type of preferred stock that has priority over other preferred issues and common stock when claiming dividends and assets.

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