American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Withdrawal of funds from intermediary financial institutions, such as banks and savings and loan associations, in order to invest in instruments yielding a higher return.
“The essay goes on to suggest that disintermediation is taking place, in that a smaller share of the labor force is working for employers that offer generous health insurance.”
“Just on that before I move to my other topic, I'm curious given that you've seen an increase in deposit cap for the banking systems, $250,000 from $100,000, in what seems to be a temporary move by the government action on the money market business, is there a longer term disintermediation issue that you're worried about?”
“The buzzword on everyone's lips was 'disintermediation' - the idea that with ebooks writers could sell direct to their readers, so would no longer need publishers or bookshops.”
“Yeah, "disintermediation" -- I learned that word from Larry Solum.”
“I don't have serious objections in principle to the right kind of "disintermediation" - the jargon used for the process of reducing the supply chain - or even to ebooks, as long as they don't completely replace the physical book.”
“I've become a big fan of 'disintermediation' - getting rid of the mess in the middle, which, from my author's perspective includes both Amazon, because of its DRM and exclusivity clauses, and conglomerate-based publishers.”
“This pattern of cutting out unnecessary middlemen by empowering non-experts, sometimes called "disintermediation," is part of a process we’ve termed “disruptive innovation,” and it’s vital to making costly products and services much more affordable over time.”
“Historically, the cries for deregulation and M&A-driven consolidation in banking began in the '80s when bigger banks began to complain about disintermediation, that is, the business lost to a variety of new, deregulated competitors such as mutual funds and investment banks.”
“This shift, referred to as disintermediation, makes financial markets increasingly central to any examination of systemic risk.”
“Maybe the revolutionizing impacts of the Internet are an outgrowth of what Stewart Brand and friends, in the 70s and 80s, called disintermediation, the dynamic of middle men losing their foothold in the market e.g. high-fee stock brokers losing to the rush of discount brokers.”
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