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[mass noun] Reduction in the use of intermediaries between producers and consumers, for example by investing directly in the securities market rather than through a bank.
- ‘Pundits often talk of Internet disintermediation - basically manufacturers bypassing distribution to sell direct to customers.’
- ‘Yes, okay, there's disintermediation; there's re-intermediation.’
- ‘First, we are in the midst of a major disintermediation out of low-yielding money market funds.’
- ‘But it was also to avoid the bank disintermediation associated with a stock market boom.’
- ‘Some will, but disintermediation is overblown.’
- ‘Spread management became a problem and disintermediation threatened the viability of some thrifts.’
- ‘Finally, e-commerce is generating a top-to-bottom restructuring of established marketplaces through disintermediation of many players.’
- ‘For the current dominant content producers, the real threat from the Internet is probably less from piracy, and more from disintermediation.’
- ‘The ensuing disintermediation subsequently proved an important impediment to the economy's recovery.’
- ‘It's only a matter of time before such disintermediation will be a significant factor in the financial services industry.’
- ‘The foundation of disintermediation is the ability of the consumer to go directly to the producer of a product or service.’
- ‘In particular is the talk of disintermediation - where a firm removes partners from their value chain to trade directly with their customers.’
- ‘We remain in the heart of a major disintermediation out of low-yielding money fund deposits and into securities.’
- ‘But with the disintermediation of middlemen for money and products, who needs the middlemen of politics?’
- ‘We are supposed to be living in an age of disintermediation, but the way it's generally being carried out, I don't think we're reaping any benefits from it.’
- ‘In the 1990s, the Internet was largely about disintermediation.’
- ‘I think what drove the Internet era was things like disintermediation and changing the business model.’
- ‘When music is stored and sold as a computer file, disintermediation occurs (the cutting out of middle layers of distribution channels).’
- ‘Along with financial disintermediation, investment relative to GDP declined over time.’
- ‘Barry has updated the issue yet again to discuss the real threat to the music industry - disintermediation.’
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