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versements libres

English translation: optional payments

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French term or phrase:versements libres
English translation:optional payments
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22:54 May 20, 2001
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Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: versements libres
"contrats multisupports, avec versements libres"
Justice Olsson
optional payments
Explanation:
Just a personal preference thing, I think it might be wise to avoid using "free" in a money context here. Although its meaning is not ambiguous here at all, as "free" can mean "libre" of course but also "gratuit", I would go for "optional" just to be absolutely clear.

Examples :

1 - b) Agreement--mandatory and optional payments. Subject to the provisions of paragraph
(d) of this section, any State may enter into an agreement with SSA ...
(www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/cfr20/416/416-2005.htm)

2 - This Plan Feature provides a convenient method of investing and optional cash payments
in additional shares of Sovereign's common stock without payment of ...
(www.sovereignbank.com/investor/stock/drip_high.html)

3 - Can I buy shares directly from the company? May I purchase
additional shares through optional cash payments? ...
(www.gannett.com/street/sharefaq.htm)

4 - each investor may enrol in the DRIP and begin
making investments with reinvested dividends and optional cash payments. ...
(www.moneypages.com/syndicate/stocks/cc-drips.html)

Another possibility came to mind "voluntary payments", but then in my experience that word is more often used when talking about contributions to funds (retirement, medical etc...)
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Summary of answers provided
naopen payments/installments
lefoque
naoptional payments
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nafree paymentsCarole Reade-Kentros


  

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1 hr
free payments


Explanation:
versements libres = free payments

Bon courage !


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Carole Reade-Kentros
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2 hrs
optional payments


Explanation:
Just a personal preference thing, I think it might be wise to avoid using "free" in a money context here. Although its meaning is not ambiguous here at all, as "free" can mean "libre" of course but also "gratuit", I would go for "optional" just to be absolutely clear.

Examples :

1 - b) Agreement--mandatory and optional payments. Subject to the provisions of paragraph
(d) of this section, any State may enter into an agreement with SSA ...
(www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/cfr20/416/416-2005.htm)

2 - This Plan Feature provides a convenient method of investing and optional cash payments
in additional shares of Sovereign's common stock without payment of ...
(www.sovereignbank.com/investor/stock/drip_high.html)

3 - Can I buy shares directly from the company? May I purchase
additional shares through optional cash payments? ...
(www.gannett.com/street/sharefaq.htm)

4 - each investor may enrol in the DRIP and begin
making investments with reinvested dividends and optional cash payments. ...
(www.moneypages.com/syndicate/stocks/cc-drips.html)

Another possibility came to mind "voluntary payments", but then in my experience that word is more often used when talking about contributions to funds (retirement, medical etc...)



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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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13 hrs
open payments/installments


Explanation:
basically an extrapolation. perhaps it fits your context since we are talking about contracts and probably some periodic payments of some type.


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lefoque
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