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Definition of

narrow bank


bank with safely invested deposits a proposed type of bank that has all its deposits invested in safe assets, and which does not involve itself in investment banking

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Definitions of ’narrow bank’ and meaning of ’narrow bank’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’narrow bank’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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