clearing account

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A temporary account that holds costs until they can be transferred elsewhere. For example, a company might use a clearing account to hold revenue and costs when completing year-end fiscal calculations. When the company has finished placing the revenue and costs in the account it can then transfer the amount to the company's net earnings.

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It looks like my main bank account is a little low on funds this month, so I will transfer some funds from my clearing account to my main account, to make up for the loss.
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You may want to make sure that you keep a good clearing account so that you can always have a place for your money to go.
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I had all the money in a clearing account because I would be moving it to a new one pretty soon.
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