• To provide money temporarily on the condition that it or its equivalent will be returned, often with an interest fee.
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| ||Back to back loan: An example of a back-to-back loan would be IBM agreeing to Lend dollars to British Petroleum in exchange for the latter lending pounds to IBM. Such agreements are struck only when exchange controls in one or more countries prevent normal capital flows.A loan in which two companies in separate countries borrow each other's currency for a specific time period and repay the other's currency at an agreed upon maturity.|
| ||Commitment fee: The fee that is normally charged on a revolving credit agreement, it often applies to the average unused balance of the borrower's credit line.A fee paid to a commercial bank in return for its legal commitment to Lend funds that have not yet been advanced.|
| ||Committed facility: A legal commitment undertaken by a bank to Lend to a customer.|
| ||Federal funds market: The market where banks can borrow or Lend reserves, allowing banks temporarily short of their required reserves to borrow reserves from banks that have excess reserves.|
| ||Federal home loan banks: The institutions that regulate and Lend to savings and loan associations. The Federal Home Loan Banks play a role analogous to that played by the Federal Reserve Banks vis- -vis member commercial banks.Abbreviated FHLB. Government sponsored wholesale banks (currently 12 regional banks) that Lend funds and provide correspondent banking services to member commercial banks, thrift institutions, credit unions and insurance companies. The mission of the FHLBs is to liquefy the housing related assets of its members who must purchase stock in their district Bank.The institutions that regulate and Lend to savings and loan associations. The Federal Home Loan Banks plays a role analogous to that played by the Federal Reserve Banks vis-a'-vis member commercial banks.|