View the definition of technical terms

All the FGDR’s protections rely on relatively complex banking and financial mechanisms. This glossary provides the definition of many technical terms used on this website or in the FGDR’s documents.

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Recipient

Person to whom or to whose order a cheque, bank transfer, etc. must be paid.

Source: Les clés de la banque

Referral

Formality that results in a court “hearing and determining” a dispute.

Source: Larousse

Regulated savings

Regulated savings refers to savings products (savings and other accounts) for which the terms of operation are defined by the public authorities. These terms of operation pertain to interest rate, tax incentive, maximum savings amounts, opening or closing conditions, etc. The public authorities have also determined how the funds collected in these savings and other accounts are used (for example, financing of public housing for Livret type “A” savings accounts, financing of projects that benefit SMEs and work relating to energy savings for Livret type “LDDS” savings accounts, etc.). These savings and other accounts are defined in the Monetary and Financial Code under the name “general savings products subject to a specific tax regime”.

Source: Banque de France

Remote banking (services)

Services provided by a bank which may or may not have a banking facility or a place where it receives customers and which uses new technologies (Internet, telephone, etc.) to complete all or some transactions on a bank account remotely. Also called online banking.

Source: Banque de France

RIE - Information Returned to Sender

La Poste's PND (undeliverable mail) service (formerly NPAI - Not At This Address) has been renamed RIE - Information Returned to Sender i

Source: FGDR