an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets
A bank or company which holds funds or securities deposited by others, and where exchanges of these securities take place.
a type of depository financial institution that offer savings services, savings accounts, etc. These are usually combined with Commercial Banks.
a type of depository financial institution that is owned and controlled by its members.
Non-depository financial institution
a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance.
a type of non-depository financial institution that makes loans to individuals and businesses
a financial instrument issued by a corporation or government, which offers evidence of debt or equity.
a type of non-depository financial institution that conducts various aspects of securities, trading, analysis, and advisory services.
a type of non-depository financial institution who's main business is holding securities of other companies purely for investment purposes.
Savings & Loan Associations
a financial institution which specializes in accepting savings deposits and making mortgage loans.
Demand Deposit Account
An account balance which can be drawn upon on demand, i.e. without prior notice.
Refers to a regular share savings account and any other account that isn't a share certificate account; at credit unions.
Passbook Savings Account
savings account in which deposits and withdrawals are recorded in the depositor's passbook.
A document establishing the account ownership and the account terms and obligations of both the institution and the customer.
A check cleared by a financial institution. A cancelled check may serve as proof of payment.
A valid check which, although possibly already cashed, has not yet been returned for processing to the financial institution from where it originated.
The amount by which withdrawals exceed deposits, or the extension of credit by a lending institution to allow for such a situation.
A check which a bank returns because it is not payable due to insufficient funds. also called rubber check.`
A checking account feature in which a person has a line of credit to write checks for more than the actual account balance.
Stop Payment Order
An order to a bank not to honor the payment of a check after it has been delivered but before it has been cashed.
The minimum amount a bank or other financial institution requires a customer to maintain in his or her account.
charges imposed by a bank for various services before account balances drop below a minimum.
Federal Reserve Bank/System
One of 12 regional banks established to maintain reserves, issue bank notes, and lend money to member banks.