Intervention account

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Intervention accounts or similar arrangements exist in the USA and some parts of Asia. The concept of an intervention account is that the supplier of goods opens an account with the same bank and branch as its customer.

Goods are delivered to a local warehouse (often to the ‘order’ of the bank) and the document of title to the goods is sent to the bank.

On receipt, the bank has the authority to debit the buyer’s account, credit the supplier’s account and to release the title to the goods to the buyer.


The movement of funds is immediate, same-day with no float.


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