Average Settlement Period

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Definition: Average Settlement Period


Average Settlement Period


Full Definition of Average Settlement Period


The average time taken for a business to pay its creditors, or the average time for debtors to pay what is owed to the business. Calculation of average settlement periods can help a business evaluate the likely amount of time that a customer will take to fulfill an outstanding debt, which can have an effect on cash flows of the business.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Average Settlement Period are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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