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virtual bank


bank only accessible electronically a financial institution that offers banking services via the Internet, ATMs, and telephone but does not have a physical location for customers to visit

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

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