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Use "thrifts" in a sentence
"Executives in that industry also welcomed the change, saying that the lines have blurred between banks and so-called thrifts, which are increasingly involved in broader financial businesses that once were dominated by bank holding companies, such as corporate lending."
"The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s (commonly referred to as the S&L crisis) was the failure of 745 savings and loan associations (S&Ls aka thrifts)."
"Washington-area federal savings associations, commonly known as thrifts, have been hit harder during this downturn than their non-thrift counterparts, mostly due to their heavy concentration of residential real estate loans."