What is Lump sum payment?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

Lump sum payment refers to a one-time large payment of money given to an employee, usually instead of a series of payments made over time.

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Lump sum payment definition

Lump sum payment refers to a one-time large payment of money given to an employee, usually instead of a series of payments made over time.

Lump sum payment has a lower value when provided to pay for an asset or service because the sum total of the funds is being paid upfront.


Benefits and risks of lump-sum payment

The main benefit of a lump-sum payment is that an individual gets a large sum of money upfront and can use it to invest in something of his/her choice. The biggest risk is the possibility of losing the money if invested wrongly.


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