national bank


Definition of national bank

2 : a bank operating under federal charter and supervision

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Recent Examples on the Web Varo, for example, had to put up $100 million in capital to gain a national bank charter in the U.S. and the process took three years. Maria Abreu, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Varo—which last year became the first neo-bank to receive a national bank charter from federal regulators—offers its customers no-fee checking and savings accounts while also eschewing overdraft fees. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, 8 June 2021 Brown Brothers owned a majority share of Nicaragua’s main railroad and its national bank, and its loans to the government of Nicaragua provided President William H. Taft with an excuse to send the Marines to occupy the country in 1912. Zachary Karabell, WSJ, 14 May 2021 Dimon said he has long been bothered by the fact that there is not one true national bank, at least by his definition., 11 May 2021 Paulson has continued to approve national bank charters for fintech companies—a highly controversial move—on the basis of interpretive guidance Brooks released just before leaving office. Eleanor Eagan, The New Republic, 29 Apr. 2021 The investigation comes as Oportun seeks status as a national bank, answerable to one regulatory body and free from state interest rate caps. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Mar. 2021 Once a national bank headquarters, the Riggs is one of D.C.’s newest hotels, filled with small bespoke touches that pay homage to its history, such as minibars designed like vintage safes. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 The process of obtaining a national bank charter is slow and costly, but is one to which other financial upstarts are turning. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of national bank

1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Sep 2021

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“National bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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