Insider Lending


DEFINITION of 'Insider Lending'

When a bank makes a loan to one or more of its own officers or directors. Many countries, including the U.S., require that the provisions of these loans match those of comparable bank customers. This is done to ensure fairness and limit the access to bank funds by insiders.

BREAKING DOWN 'Insider Lending'

The 1991 law that recapitalized the FDIC also mandated new restrictions on the loan provisions offered to bank insiders. The restrictions include requiring the same loan rates, repayment terms and evaluation of the borrower/insider's ability to repay the loan. This term should not be confused with insider trading.

  1. High Ratio Loan

    A loan of any type for which a relatively small down payment ...
  2. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ...

    The U.S. corporation insuring deposits in the U.S. against bank ...
  3. Loan

    The act of giving money, property or other material goods to ...
  4. Insider

    A director or senior officer of a company, as well as any person ...
  5. Insider Information

    A non-public fact regarding the plans or condition of a publicly ...
  6. Insider Trading

    The buying or selling of a security by someone who has access ...
Related Articles
  1. Markets

    What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  2. Economics

    Defining Illegal Insider Trading

    The better you understand why insider trading can be criminal, the better you'll understand how the market works.
  3. Markets

    Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  4. Options & Futures

    When Insiders Buy, Should Investors Join Them?

    Insider tracking can inform your investment strategy, but it requires research and a level head. Find out what to look for.
  5. Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview Of The SEC

    Find out how this regulatory body protects the rights of investors.
  6. Options & Futures

    Can Insiders Help You Make Better Trades?

    Find out why the trading activity of owners and executives can be a valuable trade-confirmation tool.
  7. Options & Futures

    Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  8. Savings

    Opening a Bank Account in Costa Rica as an American

    It shouldn’t be too hard to do, provided you have the appropriate documentation and forms. But be prepared for lots of paperwork!
  9. Credit & Loans

    Personal Loans: Compare the 6 Biggest Banks

    Need a personal loan? You may stop by one of these big banks for help. Their offerings vary in size, rates and loan types, which means you have options.
  10. Retirement

    What Was The Glass-Steagall Act?

    Established in 1933 and repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act had good intentions but mixed results.
  1. Do banks have working capital?

    The concept of working capital does not apply to banks since financial institutions do not have typical current assets and ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How does investment banking differ from commercial banking?

    Investment banking and commercial banking are two primary segments of the banking industry. Investment banks facilitate the ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Why do commercial banks borrow from the Federal Reserve?

    Commercial banks borrow from the Federal Reserve primarily to meet reserve requirements when their cash on hand is low before ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What role does a correspondent bank play in an international transaction?

    A correspondent bank is most typically used in international buy, sell or money transfer transactions to facilitate foreign ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What is the difference between a correspondent bank and intermediary bank?

    Correspondent and intermediary banks serve as third-party banks that coordinate with beneficiary banks to facilitate international ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What are the main benchmarks that track the banking sector?

    The appropriate benchmarks for tracking banking sector performance depend on the type of banking. For instance, commercial-only ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Take A Bath

    A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative ...
  2. Black Friday

    1. A day of stock market catastrophe. Originally, September 24, 1869, was deemed Black Friday. The crash was sparked by gold ...
  3. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  4. Barefoot Pilgrim

    A slang term for an unsophisticated investor who loses all of his or her wealth by trading equities in the stock market. ...
  5. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio is an indicator of a company’s short-term liquidity. The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet ...
  6. Black Tuesday

    October 29, 1929, when the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million ...
Trading Center