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Financial Service Corporations
Source: Encyclopedia of Banking & Finance (9h Edition) by Charles J Woelfel
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A financial institution that provides a variety of financial services in a financial package to the wholesale or retail customer.  For example, Sears Roebuck and Company includes a savings and loan holding company in California, a commercial bank in Delaware, a mortgage banking firm, a full-line insurance company (Allstate), and a brokerage firm (Dean Witter).  American Express and Prudential Insurance Company are other examples.

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