d. marketable bank-issued time deposit that specifies the interest rate earned and a fixed maturity date.
A bank certificate of deposit (CD) can be defined as a secured form of time-bound deposit and a special low-risk savings account, wherein money (lump-sum) are left with the bank for a specific period of time in exchange for an interest rate premium.
Generally, a certificate of deposit pays a higher interest rate to its holder than the regular savings account because the banks invest the money in a business.
Additionally, the bank certificate of deposit is protected and insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for up to $250,000.
A negotiable certificate of deposit (NCD) can be defined as a type of certificate of deposit (CD) that has a minimum face (par) value of $100,000 and can't be redeemed before its maturity date i.e it doesn't allow the holder to withdraw money until the pre-determined date.
This ultimately implies that, a negotiable certificate of deposit (NCD) is a marketable bank-issued time deposit that specifies the interest rate earned (interest-bearing time deposits) and a fixed maturity date.