Glossary

Updated 23 September 2018

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

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international banking facility (IBF)

Banking office in the United States that engages primarily in cross-border banking business and is exempted from many of the rules and regulations that apply to banking offices engaged in local business. Similar entities exist in other countries. IBFs and similar entities are considered residents of the country in which they are located.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016
international banking facility (IBF)

Banking office in the United States that engages primarily in cross-border banking business and is exempted from many of the rules and regulations that apply to banking offices engaged in local business. Similar entities exist in other countries. IBFs and similar entities are considered residents of the country in which they are located.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016