Agency bankA form of organization commonly used by foreign banks to enter the US market. An agency bank cannot accept deposits or extend loans in its own name; it acts as agent for the parent bank. It is also the financial institution that issues ADRs to the general market.
A relationship created when one person (the principal) delegates to another (the agent) the fight to act on his or her behalf in business transactions.
Federal agency securityFederal agency security
In the US, a debt instrument with a high level of safety issued by a federal agency.
Federal agency bondFederal agency bond
Fixed-income security issued by a government agency such as FNMA.
Administrative agencyAdministrative agency
A unit of government charged with the administration of particular laws. In the United States, those most important for administering laws related to international trade are the ITC and ITA.
Credit reference agencyCredit reference agency
An agency which holds information about the credit reliability of consumers and makes the information available at a fee to companies offering credit terms (e.g. credit card companies, mail order companies).
Further SuggestionsMercantile agency
Agency cost view
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Credit reference agency
Agency incentive arrangement
Fiscal agency agreement
Central Intelligence Agency
Sole importing agency
Fiscal agency services
Federal agency securities