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Definition of

financial services industry


financial institutions dealing in money management the business activity of the financial institutions that offer money management services such as banking, investment, brokerage, and insurance

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

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