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disintermediation

[dis-in-ter-mee-dee-ey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs ɪn tərˌmi diˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of removing funds from savings banks and placing them into short-term investments on which the interest-rate yields are higher.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; dis-1 + intermediation
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  • For distributions over a five year period in approximately equal amounts, there is no disintermediation charge.
  • Core deposits can go down due to disintermediation or other reasons, such as alternative investments.
  • Deposits may be lost as a result of disintermediation due to many and various factors.
  • Transactions banking embraces financial disintermediation.
British Dictionary definitions for disintermediation

disintermediation

/dɪsˌɪntəˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(finance) the elimination of such financial intermediaries as banks and brokers in transactions between principals, often as a result of deregulation and the use of computers
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