Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999
Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999 ( GLBA)
Major banking legislation designed to significantly enhance the powers and authority of financial institutions by allowing the formation of new financial holding companies. Financial holding companies are authorized to engage in: underwriting and selling insurance and securities, conducting both commercial and merchant banking, investing in and developing real estate and other "complimentary activities." The statute also restricts the disclosure of nonpublic customer information by financial institutions and provides the major financial regulators with increased authority. American Banker Glossary

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