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addaword.gifdefinition of disintermediation

noun
the action of taking funds out of intermediary financial institutions, such as banks and savings and loan associations, in order to invest directly in the market and get a higher return
Submitted by: john Boyle from Australia on 23/07/2011 04:03:00
Definition of disintermediation from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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