Meaning of window guidance in English:

window guidance


  • A form of credit control practised by the Bank of Japan from the 1950s to the early 1990s by which lending limits were given to commercial banks as guidelines rather than as legally binding restrictions; (by extension) a similar practice followed elsewhere.


1960s. After Japanese madoguchi-shidō (from madoguchi teller's window, lit. ‘window opening’, also used to denote over-the-counter transactions + shidō guidance, direction).