Make Whole Call (Provision)

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Make Whole Call (Provision)'

A type of call provision on a bond allowing the borrower to pay off remaining debt early. The borrower has to make a lump sum payment derived from a formula based on the net present value (NPV) of future coupon payments that will not be paid because of the call.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Make Whole Call (Provision)'

A make whole call will be defined in the indenture. The issuer doesn't expect to have to use this type of provision, but if the issuer does, investors will be compensated, or "made whole." Because the cost can often be significant, such provisions are rarely invoked.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Net Present Value - NPV

    The difference between the present values of cash inflows and ...
  2. Bond

    A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity ...
  3. Indenture

    A legal and binding contract between a bond issuer and the bondholders.
  4. Provision

    A legal clause or condition contained within a contract that ...
  5. Callable Bond

    A bond that can be redeemed by the issuer prior to its maturity. ...
  6. Extraordinary Redemption

    A provision that gives a bond issuer the right to call its bonds ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

    The general relationship between current yield and risk is that they increase in correlation to one another. A higher current ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What is a 'busted' convertible bond?

    In finance, a convertible bond represents a hybrid security that offers debt and equity features and risks. While a convertible ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Who or what is backing municipal bonds?

    Municipal bonds are backed by dedicated taxes or revenue sources related to specific projects, or by the full faith and credit ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the differences between debt and equity markets?

    The basic differences between the debt and equity markets include the type of financial interest they represent, the way ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What do cities do with the funds generated from municipal bonds?

    Funds generated from the sale of municipal bonds may go to provide for unspecified, general government financial needs, or ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What does it signify if the term structure of an interest rate's curve is positive?

    When the term structure of interest rates is positive, it is a signal to economists the short-term yields on similar bonds ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    The Advantages Of Bonds

    Bonds contribute an element of stability to almost any portfolio and offer a safe and conservative investment.
  2. Options & Futures

    Common Bond-Buying Mistakes

    Avoid these errors made daily in bond portfolios everywhere.
  3. Retirement

    Bond Basics Tutorial

    Investing in bonds - What are they, and do they belong in your portfolio?
  4. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Advanced Bond Concepts

    Learn the complex concepts and calculations for trading bonds including bond pricing, yield, term structure of interest rates and duration.
  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond

    Explore information and analysis about the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF that offers broad exposure to the U.S. government and corporate bond market.
  6. Investing

    Short-Term Funds or Fixed Deposits: Is One Better?

    Choosing between short-term funds and fixed deposits? Here's what you need to know.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    Present Value Interest Factor of Annuity (PVIFA)

    PVIFA can be used to calculate the present value of a series of annuities by considering cash flows and depreciation.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Bond Market

    Learn about the Vanguard Total Bond Market exchange-traded fund, its primary portfolio holdings and risk/reward profile based on its past performance.
  9. Bonds & Fixed Income

    What are Floating-Rate Notes?

    A floating-rate note is a debt instrument with an interest rate that “floats,” or varies. They are also called floaters.
  10. Investing

    Five Portfolio Moves For The Second Half

    After a relatively calm few months, market volatility is back. If you are an investor, we help you prepare your portfolio with these five portfolio moves.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Dog And Pony Show

    A colloquial term that generally refers to a presentation or seminar to market new products or services to potential buyers.
  2. Topless Meeting

    A meeting in which participants are not allowed to use laptops. A topless meeting organizer can also ban the use of smartphones, ...
  3. Hedging Transaction

    A type of transaction that limits investment risk with the use of derivatives, such as options and futures contracts. Hedging ...
  4. Bogey

    A buzzword that refers to a benchmark used to evaluate a fund's performance. The benchmark is an index that reflects the ...
  5. Xetra

    An all-electronic trading system based in Frankfurt, Germany. Launched in 1997 and operated by the Deutsche Börse, the Xetra ...
  6. Nuncupative Will

    A verbal will that must have two witnesses and can only deal with the distribution of personal property. A nuncupative will ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!