Meaning of shadow banking in English:

shadow banking


mass noun
  • Lending and other financial activities conducted by unregulated institutions or under unregulated conditions.

    ‘regulators will tell politicians how they plan to reform shadow banking’
    • ‘liquidity has been deliberately dried up to rein in the shadow banking system’
    • ‘The report provides a deep view into the interface between the official and shadow banking sectors.’
    • ‘Banks may be lending but the larger shadow banking system is not.’
    • ‘The shadow banking system took over more and more of the banking business, because the unregulated players in this system seemed to offer better deals than conventional banks.’
    • ‘Financial activities would simply migrate out of regulated institutions to shadow banking or overseas.’
    • ‘Bringing back confidence, ending irresponsible practices, and bringing shadow banking practices in to the real markets are priorities.’
    • ‘The property bubble stops bubbling and when it does, both the property market and the shadow banking system go bust.’
    • ‘He is alert to the role of European banks in the "shadow banking" sector in the US.’
    • ‘The allure of shadow banking over the last decade or so is unambiguous.’
    • ‘There are specific, geographically linked networks of entrepreneurs who have become specialized in this unofficial shadow-banking sector.’
    • ‘The ongoing global financial crisis has its beginnings in the "non-traditional" activities of the banks that have ventured into the world of shadow banking and off-balance sheet transactions.’