In a very broad and general way financial services are defined as any service, business, organization or agency that manages money or helps businesses, corporations, non-profits or private individuals manage or invest their money. This can include such diverse types of financial services banks, insurance companies, credit companies, mortgage companies, investment brokers and organizations on a local, state, national or international level.
Basically anyone can access financial services to gain an understanding of how to best use their money through using one of the many financial services available in most communities. Many people consider a bank as their first source of information regarding financial services, however other institutions such as investment companies, brokerage firms and even specialized investment companies that work solely as consultant type firms may also be an ideal option depending on your financial position, your credit score and history, and how large of an investment that you wish to make. All types of financial services may also be including in this heading including credit monitoring services, credit reporting as well as credit consolidation and management of debt agencies and corporations.