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Savings bank

An institution that primarily accepts consumer savings deposits and to make home mortgage loans.

Federal Savings and Loan Association

A federally chartered bank that specializes in taking deposits for checking and savings accounts, as well as making home mortgages. Savings and loan associations tend to be smaller than other banks and are more focused on the local communities in which they operate. It is sometimes (but not always) easier to obtain a loan from a savings and loan association because it may have better knowledge of the local market. They derive most of their funds from customer savings accounts, but they also generally have easy access to loans from the Federal Home Mortgage Banks. They are also known as thrifts. They are regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision.

savings bank

savings bank

a BANK which offers clients a variety of savings accounts to attract deposits, mainly from the general public, and which specializes in investments in financial securities such as STOCKS and SHARES and government BONDS. In recent times, however, some savings banks, such as the Trustee Savings Bank, have become JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES and operate more like the COMMERCIAL BANKS, offering their clients money transmission services (cheque books and credit cards), bank loans and mortgages, and other financial services.

savings bank

a financial institution that accepts deposits from savers and that specializes in investments in stocks and shares and government securities. Some of the larger savings banks now offer depositors COMMERCIAL BANK facilities (for example, the use of a cheque book). See also FINANCIAL SYSTEM.

savings bank

Originally organized under individual state supervision as a vehicle for cash workers to deposit their earnings. The industry remained small until the mid-1980s, when savings banks became a federally chartered alternative to the savings and loan associations,whose insurance fund was bankrupt.Savings banks could be protected under the Bank Insurance Fund of the FDIC.

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The illustrative financial statements for banks and savings institutions assume that the entity is a registrant of the Securities and Exchange Commission and, accordingly, reflect the application of Articles 3, 3A, 4 and 9 (to the extent that such articles are applicable to these illustrative financial statements) of Regulation S-X of the SEC.
Nine banking industry groups, including those for both major banks and smaller savings institutions, issued a joint statement Monday, voicing opposition to the government's plan to let post offices sell investment trusts.
It was the sponsor repeatedly for ten separate banks and savings institutions, on many failed cooperative conversions in the mid-1990s.
The Oregon Bankers Association / Independent Community Banks of Oregon is a trade association of 57 state and national commercial banks, extra-national banks, savings institutions, and trust companies that are chartered to do business in Oregon.
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