Barclays Stockbrokers Glossary
Glossary F


Face value
Value of a bond to be paid out per £100 of stock at maturity - usually one hundred pounds (also known as par value). Also the value on the face of a share (perhaps 100p or £1) though this bears very little relationship to the market price at which a share is bought and sold.
Fill or kill order
Type of order input into SETS. It is either completed in full against displayed orders or rejected in full.
Final dividend
The dividend paid by a company after the end of its financial year, recommended by the directors but authorised by the shareholders at the company's AGM.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
The regulator for the financial services industry in the UK. The FCA's objective is to protect consumers, protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial industry to ensure it remains stable and promote healthy competition in the interests of consumers.  Barclays Stockbrokers is authorised and regulated by the FCA.
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
Legislation that came into effect in December 2001 and imposes regulations on who is allowed to conduct investment business and how it is conducted.
Financial year
The official tax year dated from 6 April to 5 April the following year.
Fixed asset
Tangible property used in the operations of a business, but not expected to be consumed or converted into cash in the ordinary course of events.
Fixed interest loan
Loans issued by a company, the Government (gilts or gilt-edged) or local authority, where the amount of interest to be paid each year is set on issue.
Floating rate note
A floating rate note, often called an FRN or "floater", is a debt instrument that pays a floating interest rate. The interest rate is usually based on an accepted market benchmark rate such as LIBOR. Maturities at issue are usually in the three to five year range.
Term used when a company has its shares quoted on the stock market for the first time.
Foreign dividends
These securities can pay their dividends in a variety of combinations dependent on the underlying company, the country of origin and the taxation agreement between the country of origin and the UK. Accordingly the associated tax credit may be subject to withholding tax from the country of issue at a variety of rates.
Forward pricing
The pricing of a Unit Trust after the sale and purchase orders of the day have been received and the funds have been revalued.
See 'initial charge'.
FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is an agency designated by the Treasury to regulate UK financial firms providing services to consumers and maintains the integrity of the UK’s financial markets.
FTSE 100
The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index which tracks the largest companies by market capitalisation and is the best known indicator of shares values on the London stock market.
FTSE 250
The next 250 companies by market capitalisation.
Fully paid shares
Applies to new issues, when the total amount payable in relation to the new shares has been paid to the company.

Fund administration fee
This is the fee charged by Barclays Stockbrokers to pay for the administration services offered to funds investors.
Fund manager
This is the organisation that manages the assets being invested in a fund. 
Fund objective
A fund manager's stated goal for your investment.

Fund size
Total value of assets under management in a fund, listed as millions of the currency that the fund prices are quoted on.
A generic term used to describe an investment vehicle where a professional investment manager takes the money paid in by multiple individuals and invests it in a wide range of underlying assets – shares, bonds etc - in accordance with the stated objectives of the fund. In the UK these normally mean Unit Trusts and OEICss.
Funds Market
A selection of over 2,000 funds from more than 100 fund providers, available to buy and sell online via Barclays Stockbrokers. Investors who only hold funds from our Funds Market won’t pay account charges or initial charges. The Fund Manager’s Annual Management Charge (AMC) and the Fund Administration Fee still apply.
Is based on anticipating what the price of a commodity, or a share will be sometime in the future.

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