Debt service

Debt service
Interest payment plus repayments of principal to creditors, that is, retirement of debt. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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debt service ˈdebt ˌservice also ˈdebt ˌservicing noun [uncountable] FINANCE
when a company, government, or person makes regular payments on a debt, or the payments they make:

• The higher cost on that amount would result in an additional $80 million in debt service over the 20-year life of the bonds.

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debt service UK US noun [U] (also debt servicing)
FINANCE the act of regularly paying back a debt, including interest: »

debt service costs/payments


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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