Glossary Terms:

The Role of a Bank Teller

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A financial institution that provides various products and services to its customers, including checking and savings accounts, loans and currency exchange.


The industry involved with conducting financial transactions. Also, conducting business with a bank, e.g., maintaining a checking or savings account or obtaining a loan.


Money in the form of paper currency or coins (as distinct from checks, money orders or credit).


A written order to a financial institution directing the financial institution to pay a stated amount of money, as instructed, from the customer's account.


The money in circulation in any country.


A conclusion reached after considering alternatives and their results.


Money put into a financial account. Also, to place money in a financial account.


Wrongful or criminal deception intended to manipulate a person for the purpose of gain, usually financial.


A piece of work usually done on order at an agreed-upon rate. Also a paid position of regular employment.


Anything that is generally accepted as final payment for goods and services; serves as a medium of exchange, a store of value and a standard of value. Characteristics of money are portability, stability in value, uniformity, durability and acceptance.


Activities performed by people, firms or government agencies to satisfy economic wants.


Effort applied to achieve a purpose or result, often for pay; skills and knowledge put to use to get something done; employment at a job or in a position; occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.