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An organization, usually a bank, that holds the securities and other assets of a mutual fund.
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A service provided by banks where securities and valuables are protected in the vaults of the bank for customers.
On October 31, 2008, Freedom Bank, Bradenton, FL was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.
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Wakulla Bank savings products includes money market accounts, certificates of deposit, savings accounts, NOW accounts and
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The organization that sells a mutual fund’s shares to broker-dealers and investors.
Summaries that a mutual fund sends to its shareholders that discuss the fund’s performance over a certain period and identify the securities in the fund’s portfolio on a specific date.
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