Outsiders Equity or External Equity Definition

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Editorial Team

Updated on March 12, 2023


It means the right of outsiders on the assets of the business; it is also called external equity. The outsiders have right on the assets of the business to the extent of loan given by them only e.g. Creditors.


If a business is started by Mr. A by introducing $500,000 and $300,000 by means of loan from bank, the outsider's equity or external equity will be $300,000 which is contributed by the bank.

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