Financial Institution Definition

Financial Institution - A "financial institution" includes any person doing business in one or more of the following capacities:

(1) bank (except bank credit card systems); 
(2) broker or dealer in securities; 
(3) money services business;
(4) telegraph company;
(5) casino;
(6) card club;
(7) a person subject to supervision by any state or federal bank supervisory authority.

For the regulatory definition of "financial institution," see 31 CFR 1010.100(t) (formerly 31 CFR 103.11(n)).