disintermediation

noun dis·in·ter·me·di·a·tion \ ˌdis-ˌin-tər-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

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

disintermediate

play \-ˈmē-dē-ˌāt\ verb

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First Known Use of disintermediation

1967

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

Origin and Etymology of disintermediation

from the investor's bypassing of the intermediate institution


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