TeachMeFinance.com - explain qualified thrift lender (QTL)
qualified thrift lender (QTL) -- a savings institution that qualifies for low cost advances from its Federal Home Loan Bank and/or qualifies for federal tax benefits by virtue of having at least a certain percentage of its assets in housing-related investments. Traditionally, the minimum has ranged between 60 and 70 percent of assets. See actual thrift investment percentage. See qualified thrift investment.