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Transaction which the cardholder bank returns either to its own merchant or to the merchant bank because the transaction fails to meet certain established criteria.
A bank with a primary market in a regional or metropolitan area but takes deposits from throughout the state in which it is located. It is typically more expansive than a community bank, but more restrictive than a national financial institution or money center bank.
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Freedom National Bank is a community bank serving Northern and Northwest Rhode Island. Freedom National Bank was established on November 29, 2001 and has been FDIC insured since that time. The bank is chartered as a National Bank. Therefore the primary regulator is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As of September
An account held by a custodian, often under the Uniform Gifts/Transfers to Minors Act (UGMA or UTMA). The custodian manages property owned by a minor in such cases.
A non profit cooperative organized under the Federal Credit Union Act. This institution accepts deposits, provides loan and other financial services to its members.
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Cash deposits or checks that have been presented for payment and for which payment has been received.
An electronic communications network owned by an association of banks and used to transfer messages between subscribing banks. Bankwire also offers a clearing service called Cashwire that includes a settlement facility.
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