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|Noun||1.||financial institution - an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets|
giro - a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so
clearing house - a central collection place where banks exchange checks or drafts; participants maintain an account against which credits or debits are posted
lending institution - a financial institution that makes loans
central bank - a government monetary authority that issues currency and regulates the supply of credit and holds the reserves of other banks and sells new issues of securities for the government
foundation - an institution supported by an endowment
acquirer - the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card
nondepository financial institution - a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance
banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution, bank - a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
Federal Home Loan Bank System - the central credit system for thrift institutions