I'm working with digital securities. You can think about company shares. If an investor buys those shares, it is a process with several steps. At the end, the issuer gives the shares to the investor:

The issuer credits the shares to the investor.

What is that process as a noun? Is that "a credit"? A "creditation"? Something else?

  • 5
    An accreditation is definitely not the same as a credit.
    – Andrew Leach
    Nov 2 '21 at 11:24
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    Using the verbal noun crediting is a possibility. There may be a technical finance term, though.
    – Stuart F
    Nov 2 '21 at 11:25
  • Considering that the entity who gives the shares is the "issuer", I'd suggest "issuance". Wikipedia does mention this particular term when talking about bonds Nov 2 '21 at 13:23

You have options:

  • issuance
  • allotment
  • allocation

Issuing shares is a term used when shares are being issued to a to-be shareholder in the company. The reason this person is the to-be shareholder is because they would eventually own the shares of the company after issuance. The process of issuing shares to a person is called issuance, allotment or allocation.
Source: Equvista—Issuing Shares

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