Meaning of “preference share capital” in the English Dictionary

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"preference share capital" in Business English

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preference share capitalnoun [ U ]

uk us mainly UK mainly UK also preference capital, US also preferred capital FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

money that a company has from selling preference shares. Shareholders with these shares must be paid before those with ordinary shares when a company is paying dividends or if it goes bankrupt:

Preference capital can be redeemed after a specified period.

(Definition of “preference share capital” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)