Investor Glossary-wholesale bankingInvestor Glossary-wholesale bankingInvestor Glossary-wholesale bankingInvestor Glossary-wholesale bankingInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Wholesale Banking

The HTML to link to this page
 

Wholesale banking can mean two different things. Sometimes wholesale banking is the provision of services by banks to other financial institutions. Usually, however, wholesale banking also includes banking services offered to corporations and other large institutions, financial or otherwise. In this sense, wholesale banking comprises cash management services, foreign exchange, business-to-business payments, trust services, custodial services, commercial lending, and trade finance. Wholesale banking compares with retail banking, which is the provision of banking services to individuals. Large financial institutions, such as Citigroup, commonly engage in both wholesale banking and retail banking. Wholesale banking in the US has traditionally excluded investment banking services such as stock offerings. However, the unraveling of Glass-Steagall restrictions, and the consequent mergers of commercial and investment banks, have made the line between wholesale banking and investment banking less finely drawn.



Rate this wholesale banking definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: Key Rate Duration, EBITDA, phantom income, debt service coverage, inflation, liquidity ratio, wholly-owned subsidiary, limit order, Zero Cost Collar, FTSE, LIBOR, required rate of return, covered put, 401a, class C shares, diluted share, annual return, APR, stock market close, VIX, current ratio, labor relations, 144a, ex-dividend date, 1035 exchange, cancelled check, per diem, implied volatility, real GDP, minority interest, margin rate, command economy, ex-dividend, quality assurance, irrevocable trust, risk management, in escrow, reverse mortgage, retained earnings, deferred tax, dividends payable, average price per share, option premium, balance sheet, open position, 1031 exchange, stock split, FICO score, deferred revenue


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2015 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use