disintermediation


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disintermediation

The elimination of the distributor and/or retailer (the middleman) when making a purchase. The term is used to refer to purchasing directly from a manufacturer's Web site, the benefits of which are convenience, fast turnaround time and sometimes lower prices. Obviously, retail stores are very much against disintermediation. See re-intermediation.
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Owning the right credits that emerge as a means of disintermediation can be lucrative," Mr.
Still, there is a case to be made for disintermediation.
4 billion lost to disintermediation, and probably a nice cushion added to the bottom line.
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Disintermediation or the flight of dealing from established exchanges to alternatives such as electronic communications networks is gathering pace in the United States and is expected to have an impact in Europe too.
Some argue that a process of disintermediation will eliminate huge numbers of distributors, shortening the vertical length and narrowing the horizontal breadth of the supply chain.
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However, the disintermediation and restructuring forces, which have acted powerfully to depress the growth of money, have exerted a less powerful constraint on spending; that is, slower money growth has not tended to show through percentage point for percentage point to reduce expansion of nominal gross domestic product.
importantly, unlike the earlier proposal, the newly proposed regulations do not mandate investments that insurance companies would view as competing with GICS in a manner that could result in disintermediation and adverse selection.
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Andy Schmidt, research director at TowerGroup, said, 'While financial institutions recognise the need to provide mobile banking, the watch and wait approach many have taken towards mobile wallet services sets the stage for disintermediation by others including Google and ISIS.