legal reserves

  

Definition

Minimum amount of money that financial institutions such as banks, building societies, credit unions, and insurance companies are required by law to keep as security. Legal reserves must be kept in the form prescribed by law and cannot be used to pay depositors. Monetary authorities of a country regulate credit in the local economy by changing the legal reserve requirements of financial institutions. Also called statutory reserves.

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