Finance / July 7, 2018 / Isabella Mccray
Interest is the charge against the use of money by the borrower. The same is profit earned by the lender of money. The amount which is invested in a bank in order to earn interest is called principal. The interest rate is normally expressed in percentage and represents the dollar interest earned per $100 of principal in a specific time, usually a year. Simple interest and compound interest are the two types of interest based on the way they are calculated.
Current liabilities are reported in order of settlement date separately from long-term debt on the balance sheet. Payables, like accounts payable, with settlement dates closer to the current date are listed first followed by loans to be paid off later in the year. This allows external users the ability to analyze the liquidity and debt coverage of a company. In other words, they can analyze how many debts will become due in the next year and whether or not the company will have enough short-term resources to pay these debts when they become due.
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