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Hebrew Acronyms & Abbreviations: Banks

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Last Updated on November 26, 2021

Israel Banks & Banking – Acronyms & Abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations are used daily in both written and spoken Hebrew for example, when recommending your bank to your cousin who just made Aliyah, you would say “I bank at BALAL”.  BALAL is the Hebrew acronym for Bank Leumi L’Yisrael – בל”ל.

OSH is another must-know term – עו”ש – and it refers to a current checking account. bankof israel logo

Here are a few more

English Hebrew Abbreviation
Bank Discount בנק דיסקונט לישראל בד”ל
Bank Leumi בנק לאומי לישראל בל”ל
Bank Leumi Mortgage Bank בנק לאומי למשכנתאות בלמ”ש
Bank Mizrahi בנק המזרחי בהמ”ז
Bank Hapoalim בנק הפועלים בנה”פ
Israel Discount Bank בנק דיסקונט לישראל אַי.דִּי.בִּי
Israeli Credit Card כרטיסי אשראי לישראל כא”ל
Bonus terms:
Account management fees דמי ניהול חשבון דנ”ח
Commission דמי עמלה דע”מ
Monthly payment/stop order הוראת קבע הו”ק
Loan הלואה הלו’
Bank account חשבון בנק חשב”ק
Current/Checking account עובר ושב עו”ש
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