Financial intermediaries

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Financial intermediaries

Institutions that provide the market function of matching borrowers and lenders or traders. Financial intermediaries facilitate transactions between those with excess cash in relation to current requirements (suppliers of capital) and those with insufficient cash in relation to current requirements (users of capital) for mutual benefit.

Financial Intermediary

A financial institution that stands between counterparties in a transaction. For example, in the sale of a house, a bank usually serves as a financial intermediary by providing a mortgage to the homebuyer. In some non-traditional transactions, a bank may buy a product, such as corn, and immediately re-sell it for a profit to a third party. Most transactions requiring a loan to one of the parties include financial intermediaries. See also: Murabaha.
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And in light of the continuing spate of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances of all sorts among European financial intermediaries, with which financial intermediaries should companies start building relationships that will appropriately position them in the 1990s?
To the extent FinCEN seeks to impose the Section 352 requirements on lawyers, the Section strongly believes that these requirements should be carefully tailored so that they apply, at most, only to those lawyers who act as financial intermediaries and actually handle the receipt and transmission of cash proceeds through accounts that they actually control in the act of closing a commercial real estate transaction.
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In particular, removal of Regulation Q ceilings on deposists and of usury ceilings on loans has meant that financial intermediaries no longer abruptly reduce the supply of mortgage credit and certain other types of credit, with effects on associated spending, when interest rates reach certain levels.
I now describe four features to the model that affect the feasibility and desirability of various contracts and ultimately lead to a role for financial intermediaries, both large ones like banks and smaller ones like groups.
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It is intended for use by bankers, financial intermediaries and business owners and buyers.
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