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Financial services

As a rule, financial services cover financial intermediation of banks and other financial corporations and support activities for them except insurance and pension services.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Financial intermediation services refer to service fees connected with the intermediation of finances and with investment (incl. issuance of securities), such as commission, brokerage, consultation, depository and other services, and commissions on currency exchange. Payments made on top of real interest for loans, deposits and promissory notes are also entered here, but not interest income or expenses.

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1999 - 31 December 2015

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus