Banking Terms

  1. 3-6-3 Rule

  2. Account

  3. Adjustment Credit

  4. Adversely Classified Asset

  5. Agricultural Sector Investment Program - ASIP

  6. American Bankers Association - ABA

  7. Article XII Company

  8. Automatic Transfer Service - ATS

  9. Availability Float

  10. Average Collected Balance

  11. Back-to-Back Commitment

  12. Balance Reporting

  13. Bank

  14. Bank Credit

  15. Bank Examination

  16. Bank Holiday

  17. Bank Insurance

  18. Bank Investment Contract - BIC

  19. Bank Marketing Association - BMA

  20. Bank of First Deposit - BOFD

  21. Bank Run

  22. Bank Statement

  23. Banker's Acceptance - BA

  24. Banknote

  25. Banks For Cooperatives

  26. Banque D'Affaires

  27. Big Six Banks

  28. Bilateral Credit Limit

  29. Bond Trustee

  30. Book Balance

  31. Branch Automation

  32. Broad Liquidity

  33. Brokered Deposit

  34. Business Banking

  35. Cashier's Check

  36. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

  37. Check Clearing For The 21st Century Act - Check 21

  38. Check Safekeeping

  39. Cleared Funds

  40. Commercial

  41. Commercial Account

  42. Commercial Bank

  43. Committee On Payment And Settlement Systems - CPSS

  44. Compliance Examination

  45. Concentration Bank

  46. Conditional Sales Agreement

  47. Consortium Bank

  48. Consumer And Business Lending Initiative

  49. Consumer Bankers Association - CBA

  50. Corporate Agent

  51. Corporate Trade Payment (CTP)

  52. Correspondent Bank

  53. Cost Of Funds

  54. Country Limit

  55. Credit Netting

  56. Cross-Border Financing

  57. Dealer Bank

  58. Deferred Availability

  59. Delayed Disbursement

  60. Depository Transfer Check - DTC

  61. Dual Banking System

  62. Electronic Check

  63. Electronic Money

  64. Error Resolution

  65. Eurobank

  66. Excess Reserves

  67. Expedited Funds Availability Act - EFAA

  68. Export Trading Company - ETC

  69. Facility

  70. FDIC Problem Bank List

  71. Federal Discount Rate

  72. Federal Funds

  73. Federal Savings and Loan

  74. Financial Institution - FI

  75. Floating Lien

  76. Foreign Deposits

  77. Foreign Draft

  78. Frozen Account

  79. Funds Management

  80. Funds Transfer Pricing - FTP

  81. Future Dating

  82. Glass-Steagall Act

  83. Home Banking

  84. Independent Community Bankers Of America - ICBA

  85. Insider Lending

  86. Instructing Bank

  87. Insured Financial Institution

  88. Interbank Deposits

  89. Irrevocable Letter Of Credit - ILOC

  90. Leased Bank Guarantee

  91. Liquidity Squeeze

  92. Loan Committee

  93. Loan Grading

  94. Loan Strip

  95. Loan-To-Cost Ratio - LTC

  96. Lockbox Banking

  97. Loss Given Default - LGD

  98. Merchant Bank

  99. Money Center Banks

  100. Money Order

Hot Definitions
  1. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  2. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  3. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  4. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  5. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  6. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
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