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Shortening

• Is the reduction of the held duration for assets or liabilities. It can be intentional or the result of prepayments, events, or exercised options.

 
 

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 Concentration banking: A collection procedure in which payments are made to regionally dispersed collection centers, then deposited in local banks for quick clearing. Reduces collection float by Shortening mail and clearing float.

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