Definition: a financial institution accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Lending activities can be performed either directly or indirectly through capital markets.
Colour: Pantone Chateau Gray.
Association: Chateau Gray gives the association with the formal, often ‘on the background’ of the primary business operating profession in serving governments, businesses and citizens. Financial institutions used to have innovative, modern and state-of-the-art offices which can be considered as ‘nouveaux chateaux’. The colour therefore gives a strong association with this sector.