Escrow Receipt

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DEFINITION of 'Escrow Receipt'

A bank guarantee that an option writer has the underlying security on deposit and that the underlying security is readily available for delivery if the option is exercised.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Escrow Receipt'

The use of escrow accounts and receipts provides further evidence and security that the securities are available to complete the transaction.

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