disintermediation

noun
dis·in·ter·me·di·a·tion | \ˌdis-ˌin-tər-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of disintermediation 

1 : the diversion of savings from accounts with low fixed interest rates to direct investment in high-yielding instruments

2 : the elimination of an intermediary in a transaction between two parties

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disintermediate \-ˈmē-dē-ˌāt \ verb

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In the longer term insurers face a more fundamental challenge: disintermediation. The Economist, "Insurance and the gig economy," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of disintermediation

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for disintermediation

from the investor's bypassing of the intermediate institution

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disintermediation

noun
dis·in·ter·me·di·a·tion | \dis-ˌin-tər-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Legal Definition of disintermediation 

: the diversion of savings from accounts with low fixed interest rates to direct investment in high-yielding instruments

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