Glossary

Updated 1 April 2019

This glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly Review.

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bank

Entity whose business is to receive deposits, or close substitutes for deposits, from the public and to grant credits for its own account. Banks include the following entities: commercial banks, universal banks, savings banks, post banks, giro institutions, agricultural credit banks, cooperative credit banks and credit unions. In the System of National Accounts, a bank is referred to as a deposit-taking corporation except the central bank.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016
bank

Entity whose business is to receive deposits, or close substitutes for deposits, from the public and to grant credits for its own account. Banks include the following entities: commercial banks, universal banks, savings banks, post banks, giro institutions, agricultural credit banks, cooperative credit banks and credit unions. In the System of National Accounts, a bank is referred to as a deposit-taking corporation except the central bank.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016