Definitions for "Escrow account"
A form of trust account in which the payee or a third party holds advance payments on behalf of the payor until the contract allows their use.
An account setup by a mortgage servicing company to hold funds with which to pay expenses such as homeowners insurance and property taxes. An extra amount is paid with regular principal and interest payments that goes into the escrow account each month.
In takeover situations this is a CREST facility which permits dematerialised stock to be transferred on behalf of accepting shareholders into this special account. The stock remains in the name of the holder, but under the control of the receiving agent (Escrow).