Payments and markets glossary



value date
The date on which it is agreed to place a payment or transfer at the disposal of the receiving user. The value date is also used as a point of reference for the calculation of interest on the funds held on an account.
variation margin
Profits and losses calculated on a daily basis in open futures contracts and options, resulting in the counterparty to the bilateral trade making a payment to the relevant clearing house or vice versa.
vostro account
loro account (vostro account)