Economic Definition of nonbank public. Defined.
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Term nonbank public Definition: Everyone in the economy except banks and government banking authorities. The nonbank public includes consumers, businesses, and most government entities. The designation of nonbank public is most important for the money supply. In particular, the currency component of the money supply is that held by the nonbank public. This is the currency that his actually in circulation and which can be used to purchase goods and services. Banks and government banking authorities also hold currency. The currency held by bank is termed vault cash. Government banking entities, such as Federal Reserve Banks of the U.S. Treasury Department also hold uncirculated currency in inventory.