Definitions for "Discount window"
Facility provided by the Fed enabling member banks to borrow reserves against collateral in the form of governments or other acceptable paper.
Federal Reserve mechanism for making direct loans to financial institutions with deficiencies in their reserve accounts. The institutions borrow funds at the discount rate, which is established by the Federal Reserve Bank. Regular borrowing at the discount window is discouraged as this is an indication of a bank's inability to effectively manage its asset/liability position.
A facility offered by a county’s Central Bank by which commercial banks may borrow short-term (at the Discount rate), for instance in order to adjust to sudden changes in their assets and liabilities portfolio. Français: Facilité d'escompte Español: Servicio de redescuento
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