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Banker's acceptance

A short-term credit investment created by a nonfinancial firm and guaranteed by a bank as to payment. Acceptances are traded at discounts to face value in the secondary market. These instruments have been a popular investment for money market funds. They are commonly used in international transactions.

Banker's Acceptance

Short-term debt obligations that are secured by banks. That is, a bank promises to pay a creditor if a borrower defaults. It is also called a documented discount note.

banker's acceptance

A short-term credit instrument created by a nonfinancial firm and guaranteed by a bank as to payment. Acceptances are traded at discounts from face value in the secondary market on the basis of the credit quality of the guaranteeing banks. These instruments have become a popular investment for money market funds. Also called acceptance.
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Meanwhile, the Fed also acquired bankers acceptances in the open market.
Open market operations in government securities remained an important source of Federal Reserve credit throughout the 1920s and even more so during the early 193Os, when discount window loans and Federal Reserve purchases of bankers acceptances dwindled.
During 1930 and most of 1931, however, Fed purchases of government securities were insufficient to offset net declines in discount window loans and Fed purchases of bankers acceptances.
20) The total increase in Federal Reserve credit was less than $1 billion because of declines in discount window loans and Fed holdings of bankers acceptances, but member bank reserves increased and the money stock stopped falling.
Those officials who were critical of open market purchases during the 1920s tended to argue that Federal Reserve credit should be extended only at the initiative of member banks, through the discount window or by sales of bankers acceptances to the Fed.
Moreover, in the absence of an obvious demand for Federal Reserve credit, as evidenced by discount window borrowing or sales of bankers acceptances to Reserve Banks, McDougal and others believed that reserves created by open market purchases could result in a dangerous misallocation of credit.
Borrowings under segment one of the facility can also be made by way of tender loans, letters of credit and Bankers Acceptances.
The company will issue commercial paper, bankers acceptances, medium-term notes, bonds and other traditional instruments to provide continuous efficient funding for the Daimler-Benz Canadian operations.