4 Features of Promissory Note

A promissory note is an unconditional promise in writing given by the buyer (or creditor) to the seller (or debtor) to pay the amount of money specified therein to the seller or to the order of seller or to bearer. As per the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, “A promissory note is an instrument in writing (not being a banknote or a currency note) containing an unconditional undertaking, signed by the maker to pay a certain sum of money only to or to the order of a certain person or to the bearer of the instrument”. For Example, Shri Amal sold goods to Shri Ram worth Rs 10,000 on July 12, 2013. On the same day, Shri Ram drew a promissory note of Rs 10,000 to be paid 3 months after the date. Below is a representative format of the bill. Features of Promissory Note are

Features of Promissory Note

  1. It is an unconditional promise in writing.
  2. It is a promise to a pay Specified Amount on demand or at a determinable future date.
  3. It pays amount to the personwhose name is specified (Payee) or to his order (Endorsee) or to bearer.
  4. It is drawn as well assigned by maker.


What are Reserves?

What are Reserves? The amount that is kept out of the profits of an enterprise to meet the future ‘unknown’ or ‘unexpected’ liabilities is known as reserve.

What is Depreciation?

Depreciation is an allocation of the cost of an asset over its useful life and is not a valuation process of the asset. It should be noted…

Types of Reserves

Types of Reserves: The reserves can be broadly bifurcated as revenue reserves and capital reserves. The revenue reserves can be further classified as general reserves and specific reserves.

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