Account Inquiry


DEFINITION of 'Account Inquiry'

Any inquiry into an account, whether it be a depositary account or credit account. The inquiry can refer to past records, payments or other specific transactions, or any other entries relating to the account.

BREAKING DOWN 'Account Inquiry'

Most financial institutions have a formal department that deals with account inquiries. Sometimes the term is used when there is a request to or from a credit agency about a particular consumer.

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