In general, the amounts of money entrusted to a bank – or, more rarely, to building and loan associations – by its customers in return for interest payments. – In a narrower sense, the acceptance of other people’s money on sight and term accounts of the bank. – The sums or assets contributed by the participants when a company is founded. – In older documents also said for share capital. – See deposits, diet yield, own funds, deposit, silent, deposit interest, funding gap, borrowed funds, maturity transformation, principal deposit, core deposits, lending, compensatory, savings bonds. – Cf. 2010 Annual Report of BaFin, p 250 (the supervisory authority can rightly order immediate repayment in the case of unauthorized deposit business).
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