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The Nova Scotia Securities Commission protects investors from activities that undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of Nova Scotia capital markets, while fostering capital development and  formation.

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Question of the Week: What is a promissory note?

A promissory note is a financial instrument that is a written promise from one party to pay back another party a set sum of money, either on demand or at a specific date in the future.

The promissory note contains all the terms of the borrower’s indebtedness. This includes the principal amount of the loan, any interest rate applied to the loan, the maturity date, and the date and place the note was issued.