savings and loan association

One of a number of types of mutually-owned, cooperative, savings associations, originally established for the primary purpose of making loans to members and others, usually for the purchase of real estate or homes; though in the 1980's S & L's expanded into commercial and other non-mortgage loans and services. Such may be chartered by the state, or by the federal government, in which case it is known as a "Federal Savings and Loan Association." The deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Financial Institution's Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 significantly changed the capital requirements, loan powers, and regulatory control of S & L's.
See also building and loan association.
A bank chartered by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and engaged primarily in making home loan mortgages from the savings accounts of the depositors. Associations at the federal level are regulated by the Federal Home Loan Bank System

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • savings and loan association — noun Date: 1884 a cooperative association organized to hold savings of members in the form of dividend bearing shares and to invest chiefly in home mortgage loans called also savings and loan …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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