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English definition of “up-front fee”

up-front fee

noun [C] (also upfront fee)     (also advance fee, upfront charge) BANKING, FINANCE, COMMERCE
an amount of money paid before a particular piece of work or a particular service is done or received : Before signing up to any mortgage deal , check what up-front fees you may have to pay . Often, cash advances come with an upfront charge .
(Definition of up-front fee noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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