Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Primer on Alternative Financial Services

The most recent issue of the FDIC Quarterly contains “Alternative Financial Services: A Primer.” The FDIC defines “alternative financial services” as financial services offered by providers that operate outside of federally insured banks and thrifts. The accompanying chart from the report indicates the types of services this includes. The report contains a description and basic economic facts on each of the services.


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