By Charles R. Geisst (auth.)
An introductory survey of monetary associations in Britain and the us. Discusses the constitution and features of industrial banks, development institutions, funding banks, existence insurance firms and pension cash, and American federal businesses. additionally incorporates a bankruptcy at the monetary deregulation and occasions of the Eighties that helped create the present monetary weather. comprises examples and tables through the text.
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When combined with other credit techniques, the bank can draw a financial profile of the borrower. Loans are segmented into different types so that they are a reflection of economic activity on the part of the borrowing units. The category of commercial and industrial loans is the most carefully monitored on a short-term basis and is reported weekly in the United 34 A Guide to Financial Institutions States along with other monetary statistics such as the growth of the money supply. These loans are a good indicator of the amount of inventory financing conducted by business.
In this respect, the bank acts as investment adviser to the client and also holds the securities in safekeeping. This is one area in which banks compete with many other investment organisations on an active basis for the right to manage the public's money, especially that of large institutional investors such as pension funds or insurance companies. A large portion of a commercial bank's activities has been extended overseas through . branches in order to engage in overseas financing for customers, whether they be domestic clients doing business overseas or purely foreign sources of business.
Until recently, the Fed controlled only those banks having a federal charter. However, according to the provisions of the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980, all banks and depository institutions in the United States became subject to the Fed's reserve requirements. But the distinction between federally-chartered and state-chartered remains although the differentials that existed between Fed reserve requirements and state reserve requirements have gone by the board.
A Guide to Financial Institutions by Charles R. Geisst (auth.)