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or clear·ing·house (klîr′ĭng-hous′)
An office where banks exchange checks and drafts and settle accounts.


or clear′ing house`,

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a place or institution where mutual claims and accounts are settled, as between banks.
2. a central agency for the collection and distribution of materials, information, etc.
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CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK) has made an inaugural equity investment to Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the amount of USD250,000 to benefit distressed communities throughout Southern California, the company said.
Clearinghouse markets oil and gas properties and, since its inception, has sold over USD 13bn worth of property in more than 32,000 transactions.
The Justice Clearinghouse offers an opportunity to help educate and train sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel on leading practices from experts in the field of criminal justice.
Proponents argue that if the credit default swaps created by American International Group (AIG) had been cleared rather than traded over the counter, the clearinghouse would have paid the capital and collateral calls of the counterparties holding credit default swaps for debt securities backed by pools of mortgages.
systemic risk: how a clearinghouse could fail to manage a
After the company needing currency-risk protection makes its euro-dollar trade with a bank, each of them turns its side of the trade over to the clearinghouse.
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is a national centre for collating and disseminating information about family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Do you require the use of a clearinghouse for transactions?
Boehmer, president of the National Student Clearinghouse.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health is seeking a contractor to provide support for its three national information clearinghouses.
Creation of a spatial data clearinghouse for mine action.

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