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The U.S. banking industry is comprised primarily of commercial banks, along with savings banks and savings and loan institutions (also known as "thrifts"), credit unions, and Federal Reserve banks. Identifying and assessing financial institutions, both geographically and by type, and researching interest rates probably constitute the most common and predictable banking information needs of the broadest range of library users. International banking is also referenced here, from a "global" perspective.


Reference - print

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Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance - Charles J. Woelfel
ISBN: 1884964079
Publication Date: 1994-03-01
Includes almost 4200 entries providing definitions of basic banking, business, and financial terms. In-depth entries cover historical background, analysis of recent trends, statistical data, citations of applicable laws and regulations, and illustrative examples. First published in 1924.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance - Peter Newman; Murray Milgate (Editor); John Eatwell (Editor)
ISBN: 156159041X
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
More than 1000 essays written by over 800 contributors covering theory and doctrine, as well as such empirical issues as institutional analysis and description, monetary history, and problems of financial deregulation. Brief bibliographies and cross references are given for most entries.

Reference - websites

  • Bank Rate Monitor
    Comprehensive rate information for mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, savings, home equity, internet banking, Y2K, etc. as well as "how to" information on topics such as calculating your payment or checking your bank. Also included are Special Reports, rates from 4,000 institutions, news, and basic information on banking for consumers.
  • BanxQuote
    A source of updated rates and quotes from leading financial service providers in each market. It features state-by-state, regional and national composite benchmarks as well as links and snapshot profiles of many financial institutions.
  • NIC National Information Center
    The National Information Center provides comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has supervisory, regulatory or research interest. The site includes acquisition/institutions history, performance reports, top 100 banks, and other useful information.

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