This classification includes the Federal Reserve banks and their branches, which serve as regional reserve and rediscount institutions for their member banks.
This classification includes central reserve depository institutions, other than federal reserve banks, primarily engaged in providing credit to and holding deposits and reserves for their member commercial banks, thrift and loan associations, credit unions, insurance companies, and other federally-insured financial institutions who hold at least 10 percent of their assets in residential mortgage loans.
The U.S. commercial banking industry remained healthy in the early 2000s, despite a sluggish economy.
Despite a lackluster economy, the U.S. commercial banking industry remained healthy in the early 2000s.
This category includes commercial banks (accepting deposits) that do not operate under federal or state charter.
This category includes savings and loan associations operating under federal charter and savings banks operating under federal charter. Both savings and loan associations and savings banks fall under the general term "thrifts." Thrifts are financial institutions that exist primarily to hold retail deposits and make residential mortgage loans.
This category includes savings and loan associations operating under state charters and savings banks operating under state charters. Both savings and loan associations and savings banks fall under the general term "thrifts." Thrifts are financial institutions that exist primarily to hold retail deposits and make residential mortgage loans.
This industry classification includes cooperative thrift and loan associations (accepting deposits) organized under Federal charter to finance credit needs of their members.
This industry classification includes cooperative thrift and loan associations (accepting deposits) organized under other than a Federal charter to finance credit needs of their members.
This industry category includes establishments operating as branches or agencies of foreign banks that specialize in commercial loans, especially in trade finance. They typically fund themselves via large-denomination interbank deposits, rather than through smaller denomination retail deposits.
This category covers establishments of foreign trade companies operating in the United States under federal or state charter for the purpose of aiding or financing foreign trade. Also included in this industry are federal or state chartered banking institutions that only engage in banking outside of the United States.
A trust company is primarily involved in establishing trusts, mechanisms under which the company manages assets for the benefit of a third party. In the establishment of these trusts there are typically three parties.
This category includes establishments primarily engaged in performing functions related to depository banking, not elsewhere classified.
This classification includes establishments of the federal government and federally sponsored credit agencies primarily engaged in guaranteeing, insuring, or making loans. Federally sponsored credit agencies are established under authority of federal legislation but are not regarded as part of the government.
This category covers establishments primarily engaged in providing loans to individuals. Also included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in financing retail sales made on the installment plan and financing automobile loans for individuals.
Credit generally refers to a purchase, or the power to make a purchase, of goods for use in the present—with payment deferred to a future date. Granting credit typically depends upon three factors: character of the borrower, capacity to repay, and capital used as collateral.
This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in furnishing intermediate or long-term general and industrial credit, including the finance leasing of automobiles, trucks, and machinery and equipment. Also included in this industry are private establishments primarily engaged in extending agricultural credit.
This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in originating mortgage loans, selling mortgage loans to permanent investors, and servicing these loans. They may also provide real estate construction loans.
This category covers establishments primarily engaged in arranging loans for others. These establishments operate mostly on a commission or fee basis and do not ordinarily have any continuing relationship with either borrower or lender.
In 1995 there were 981 companies with revenues of $176.26 billion and 429,900 employees. In that year U.S.
This industry classification includes establishments primarily engaged in buying and selling commodity contracts (futures) on either a spot or future basis for their own account or for the account of others. These establishments are members, or are associated with members, of recognized commodity exchanges.
This category includes establishments primarily engaged in furnishing space and other facilities to members for the purpose of buying, selling, or otherwise trading in stocks, stock options, bonds, or commodity contracts.
This category covers establishments that participate in the investment advisement industry and are predominantly engaged in furnishing information and advice to companies and individuals concerning securities and commodities. These firms serve their clients on a contract or fee basis.
Services allied with the exchange of securities and commodities, not elsewhere classified, include companies that support financial markets. This industry excludes firms that provide investment advice or offer investment research and management services.
This classification provides coverage of establishments primarily engaged in underwriting life insurance. These establishments are operated by enterprises that may be owned by stockholders, policyholders, or other carriers.
More than 1,000 companies provided accident and health insurance in the United States in the early 2000s, writing roughly $96 billion in premiums. Commercial carriers faced earnings pressure due to higher medical claims and higher expenses.
The hospital and medical service industry, also commonly referred to as the managed care industry, is comprised of establishments providing hospital, medical, and other health services to enrollees or members of a prearranged plan or agreement. Many of these establishments also provide traditional health insurance vehicles.
This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in underwriting fire, marine, and casualty insurance. These establishments are operated by enterprises that may be owned by stockholders, policyholders, or other carriers.
This classification provides coverage of establishments primarily engaged in underwriting financial responsibility insurance.
This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in underwriting insurance to protect the owner of real estate, or lenders of money thereon, against loss sustained by reason of any defect of title.
Establishments primarily engaged in managing retirement, health, and welfare funds comprise what is commonly called the pension fund industry. Companies owning pension funds are called fund sponsors.
Establishments providing insurance coverage but not covered by any other insurance category make up the industry classification entitled Insurance Carriers, Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC). Federally-supported organizations providing insurance for financial institution deposits make up most of this industry.
This industry includes agents primarily representing one or more insurance carriers, or brokers not representing any particular carriers who are primarily engaged as independent contractors in the sale or placement of insurance contracts with carriers, but not employees of the insurance carriers they represent. This industry also includes independent organizations concerned with insurance services.
The commercial real estate operation and leasing industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the ownership and operation of nonresidential real estate. These companies own and operate properties such as retail establishments, shopping centers, marinas, theaters, and commercial and industrial buildings.
This category includes establishments primarily engaged in the operation of apartment buildings. Apartment buildings are defined as those containing five or more housing units.
Bixby Ranch Co. of Seal Beach, California, which placed second in the industry with 1998 sales of $82 million, found itself embattled with residents in its home town who opposed a 218-acre development that started out as a golf course plan and grew into a combined housing and shopping center plan.
Mobile homes account for about 6 percent of the total U.S. housing stock.
Establishments in this classification are primarily engaged in leasing railroad property.
This category covers establishments primarily engaged in leasing real property, not elsewhere classified.
This classification includes establishments primarily engaged in renting, buying, selling, managing, and appraising real estate for others.
Title examiners, also known as title abstractors, are responsible for researching, analyzing, and evaluating the legal ownership or title to real property. Whenever real estate is bought, sold, or financed, a search of title records is required to ascertain all persons who may claim legal ownership in the property.
This category includes establishments primarily engaged in subdividing real property into lots, except cemetery lots, and in developing it for resale on their own account.
This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in subdividing real property into cemetery lots, and developing it for resale on their own account.
Offices of bank holding companies are primarily engaged in holding or owning the securities of banks for the sole purpose of exercising partial or complete control over the activities of those organizations. Companies holding securities of banks, but which are predominantly operating the banks, are classified according to the kind of bank operated.
Offices of holding companies, not elsewhere classified, include firms that primarily hold or own securities of other companies to exercise control over the activities of those organizations. This industry classification excludes bank holding companies, but includes investment, personal, and public utility holding companies.
The mutual fund industry experienced explosive growth in the 1980s and early 1990s, as investors transferred assets from other financial sectors into mutual funds, and investments in general increased. U.S.
Unit investment trust (UIT) and closed-end fund (CEF) companies sell shares in securities portfolios. These shares must be purchased when they are initially issued—or afterwards on the open market—and are not redeemable before a designated date.
The charitable trust industry is comprised of companies that manage educational, religious, and charitable trust funds and foundations. The industry also encompasses the trust operations of not-for-profit research institutes.
The trust industry is comprised of companies that manage trust funds and foundations, excluding those whose beneficiaries are educational, religious, and charitable organizations.
This industry classification includes establishments primarily engaged in investing in oil and gas royalties or leases, or fractional interest therein.
This classification includes establishments primarily engaged in owning or leasing franchises, patents, and copyrights that they in turn license others to use.
This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in closed-end investments in real estate or related mortgage assets operating so that they could meet the requirements of the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 1960 as amended. Such trusts include mortgage investment trusts, mortgage trusts, realty investment trusts, and realty trusts.
This classification covers establishments primarily engaged in investing, not elsewhere classified. Businesses covered in this industry include investment clubs, commodity contract pool operators and trading companies, and venture capital companies.