bearer instrument

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Bearer Instrument

A security that contains no ownership information and whose physical bearer is presumed to be the owner. Bearer instruments may be bought and sold without endorsement. Due to the increased digitization of the market, they are quite rare.

bearer instrument

A security that does not include the name of the owner or payee. Anyone in possession of the instrument may present it and receive payment.

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Once a bearer security has been issued, money launderers or terrorist financiers can hold these securities or transfer them to an intended recipient" without using reputable financial facilities that would even record a transaction, let alone conduct know-your-customer checks.