Meaning of CREDIT INSTITUTION in English

CREDIT INSTITUTION

This term refers to an institution covered by the definition contained in Article 1 (1) of Directive 2000/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 March 2000 relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions, as amended by Directive 2000/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000. Thus, a credit institution is: (i) an undertaking whose business is to receive deposits or other repayable funds from the public and to grant credits for its own account; or (ii) an undertaking or any other legal person, other than those under (i), which issues means of payment in the form of electronic money.

See also:

European Central Bank English Glossary.      Английский глоссарий Европейского Центрального Банка.