Grandfathered activities

Definition:

Nonbank activities, some of which would normally not be permissible for bank holding companies and foreign banks in the United States, but which were acquired or engaged in before a particular date. Such activities may be continued under the "grandfather" clauses of the Bank Holding Company Act and the International Banking Act.

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Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA)

A private consortium of US insurance companies that offers trade credit insurance to US exporters in conjunction with the US Export-Import Bank.

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