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Savings bank

A savings bank and a joint-stock savings bank company are deposit banks as referred to in the Act on Credit Institutions (1993/1607), whose specific objective is promotion of saving. The Ministry of Finance grants licences for savings banks, which are entered into the Trade Register.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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