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Down Payment

A percentage of the total purchase price of an item that is proffered when the item is bought on credit.

In an installment sales agreement, a buyer is required to pay part of the total price, usually in cash, and later pays the balance through a number of regularly scheduled payments.

A down payment is sometimes known as earnest money, or a sum of money that a buyer pays upon entering a contract to indicate a Good Faith intention as well as an ability to pay the balance.

down payment

noun collateral, deposit, installment, payment, retainer, stake, surety
See also: deposit, handsel, installment
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The payment can be made in six-month installments, with EGP 3,405 paid per month, a nine-month installment with EGP 2,405 paid per month, a 12-month installment with EGP 1,905 paid per month, an 18-month installment with EGP 1,405 paid per month, or a 24-month installment with EGP 1,155 paid per month, all with no down payments.
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