savings bank

noun

Definition of savings bank 

: a bank organized to hold funds of individual depositors in interest-bearing accounts and to make long-term investments (as in home mortgage loans)

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Like other regional Spanish savings banks—known as cajas—the state rescued CajaSur, ousted the priests and engineered a sale. Max Colchester, WSJ, "How to Fix a Holy Banking Mess in Spain? Boot the Priests, Bring in the Bankers," 3 June 2018 Soon an economics professor at Morgan State University opened Baltimore’s first savings bank for black families. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Collapse: The rise and deadly fall of a Baltimore rowhouse," 12 July 2018 For the rest of the banking system — a hodgepodge of smaller commercial banks, postal savings banks and other savings institutions — the central bank’s move frees up $31 billion. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "China Moves to Shore Up Economy as Slowdown and Trade Fight Loom," 24 June 2018 And then there’s Western Massachusetts, home to the most eclectic mix of regional specialties, including educational services, savings banks, vegetable and melon farming, and freestanding emergency medical centers. Evan Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Why regional economies still matter," 16 June 2018 The headquarters of the Spanish savings bank CajaSur in Córdoba, Spain, in 2007. Max Colchester, WSJ, "How to Fix a Holy Banking Mess in Spain? Boot the Priests, Bring in the Bankers," 3 June 2018 Spencer Savings is a mutual savings bank, which means it’s jointly owned by depositors, not shareholders. Anders Melin, Bloomberg.com, "Banker’s Alleged Use of F-Word Sparked Legal War With Jersey Guy," 1 May 2018 Over in the eastern city of Chemnitz, the nostalgia for Marx in the place that long bore his name led one savings bank to issue credit cards with a picture of the 23-foot-high Marx bust that still stands in the city. Erik Kirschbaum, latimes.com, "Karl Marx is turning 200, and that's creating a stir in Germany, which was literally divided over his ideas," 3 May 2018 For example, Germany has a network of almost 400 public savings banks; KfW, the state investment bank, has financed a significant portion of the country’s impressive green energy development. David Dayen, The New Republic, "How a pot crisis restarted a conversation about public banking in America," 27 Apr. 2018

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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savings bank

noun

English Language Learners Definition of savings bank

: a business where people keep money that they are saving in order to earn interest on it and where they can borrow money to buy homes, cars, etc.

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Legal Definition of savings bank 

see bank

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