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What kind of financial papers do banks hold?


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June 22, 2017 7:57AM

A bank deals in money and money substitutes; it also provides a range of financial services. In a formal sense, it borrows or receives "deposits" from firms, individuals, and (sometimes) governments and, on the basis of these resources, either makes "loans" to others or purchases securities, which are listed as "investments." In general, it covers its expenses and earns its profits by borrowing at one rate of interest and lending at a higher rate. In addition, commissions may be charged for services rendered.