financial institution – מילון אנגלי-אנגלי
establishment dealing with monetary matters
1. an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets
(synonym) financial organization, financial organisation
(hypernym) institution, establishment
An institution whose primary business and function is to collect money from the public and invest it in financial assets
such as stocks
An institution that collects funds from the public to place in financial assets such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments, bank deposits, or loans. Depository institutions (banks, savings and loans, savings banks, and credit unions) pay interest on deposits and invest the money mostly in loans. Non-depository institutions (insurance companies and pension plans) collect money by selling insurance policies or receiving employer contributions and pay it out for legitimate claims or for retirement benefits. Increasingly, many institutions perform both depository and non-depository functions. For instance, brokerage firms now place customer's money in certificates of deposit and money market funds and sell insurance.