A financial security such as a bond with a call option attached to it, i.e., the issuer has the right to call the security. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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callable call‧a‧ble [ˈkɔːləbl ǁ ˈkɒːl-] adjective
FINANCE if a loan, bonds, or shares are callable, they must be repaid whenever the lender or shareholder asks for them to be repaid, or when the borrower decides to repay them, within certain conditions when the loan is made or when the bonds or shares are first sold:

• The notes, which are callable after 10 years, leave the company some flexibility to refinance if rates are lower then.

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   A callable bond gives the holder the right to early redemption at a given redemption price, on a given call date.
   ► See also Puttable.

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callable UK US /ˈkɔːləbl/ adjective FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
callable bonds, shares, or similar investments can be bought back before the time when they would normally mature by the company or government that sold them : »

a callable bond/security/share


The preferred shares are callable after five years.

a callable loan must be paid back when the financial organization or person who lent the money demands payment: »

The loan is callable only in the event of default.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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