There are four types of Share Capital:
- Authorised Share Capital is also referred to, at times, as registered capital. This is the total of the share capital which a limited company is allowed (authorized) to issue to its shareholders.
- Issued Share Capital is the total of the share capital issued to shareholders.
- Called up Share Capital is the total amount of issued capital for which the shareholders are required to pay.
- Paid up Share Capital is the amount of share capital paid by the shareholders.