When a multinational firm unbundles its transfer of funds into separate flows for specific purposes. See: bundling. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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unbundle un‧bun‧dle [ʌnˈbʌndl] verb [transitive] MARKETING
1. to provide products or services separately that were previously sold together:

• Sky TV refused to unbundle its programme package to allow the cable companies to offer customers channels of their choice.

2. to separate activities that were previously managed together, usually in order to sell them:

• The company is expected to unbundle some of its Zimbabwe goldmining interests to local investors.

— unbundling noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The complex unbundling will divide the group into 13 different companies.

• corporate unbundlings

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unbundle UK US /ˌʌnˈbʌndl/ verb [T] COMMERCE, MARKETING
to divide a business into separate parts: »

The gas company will unbundle its three businesses - storage, connection and metering.

to start to sell a product or service separately when previously it had been sold together with others: »

The media giant was legally compelled to unbundle its media player.

unbundled adjective

The company's unbundled services are not yet widely available.

unbundling noun [C or U]

The competition authorities called for the unbundling of insurance deals from the cost of a car.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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