Financial Services

Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. Financial services is also the term used to describe organizations that deal with the management of money and includes merchant banks, credit card companies, consumer finance companies, government sponsored enterprises, and stock brokerages. Financial services is the largest industry (or industry category) in the world, in terms of earnings.

Contents
1 History of financial services
1.1 In the United States
2 Banks
2.1 Banking services
2.2 Private banking
2.3 Capital market banks
2.4 Bank cards
2.5 Credit card machine services and networks
3 Investment services
3.1 Asset management
3.2 Hedge fund management
3.3 Custody services
4 Insurance
4.1 Insurance brokerage
4.2 Insurance underwriting
4.3 Reinsurance
5 Intermediation or advisory services
5.1 Stock brokers (private client services) and discount brokers
6 Conglomerates
7 Financial Crime
7.1 UK
8 Market share
9 Brand equity
10 Glossary
11 Acronyms
12 See also
13 Notes
14 References

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Financial Services