non·​bank·​ing ˌnän-ˈbaŋ-kiŋ How to pronounce nonbanking (audio)
: not of, relating to, or being a bank or banking: such as
: not licensed as a bank but providing some of the financial services (such as loans or money transfers) that are usually offered by banks
Socks and stocks is the nickname for nonbanking companies like Sears that offer financial services. Time Magazine
: not being or relating to the usual business of a bank or banker
… offered banks … an opportunity to expand into many nonbanking activities. Tyrone Black and Donnie Daniel

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Imagine the difficulty of starting a business in the nonbanking credit activity known as fintech—consumer or business lending using the internet. Peter J. Wallison, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonbanking was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Nonbanking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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