Disintermediation

Withdrawal of funds from a financial institution in order to invest them directly. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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disintermediation dis‧in‧ter‧me‧di‧a‧tion [dɪsˌɪntəmiːdiˈeɪʆn ǁ -tər-] noun [uncountable]
FINANCE BANKING when financial products are sold directly to customers rather than through financial institutions:

• Many banks were keen to move into Stock Exchange activities in order to capture some of the business they were losing through disintermediation.

— opposite intermediation

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   Process where borrowers or investors bypass banks and other financial intermediaries by directly issuing or buying securities.

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disintermediation UK US /dɪsˌɪntəmiːdiˈeɪʃən/ noun [U]
FINANCE the situation in which sellers and buyers of financial products deal directly with each other, rather than using banks, etc.: »

The internet is, potentially, the greatest force for disintermediation the banks have ever had to tackle.

Compare INTERMEDIATION(Cf. intermediation)
COMMERCE the situation in which manufacturers sell directly to consumers, rather than through stores, etc.: »

Throughout Europe, governments are anticipating a devastation of the retail sector workforce caused by 'disintermediation': the elimination of the middleman.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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