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1 1 Slide 1 - Electronic Bank Service But unlike some businesses, banks dont manufacture products or extract natural resources from the earth. Banks sell financial services such as car loans, home mortgage loans, business loans, checking accounts, credit card services, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. Some people go to banks in search of a safe place to keep their money. Others are seeking to borrow money to buy a house or a car, start a business, expand a farm, pay for college, or do other things that require borrowing money. Where do banks get the money to lend? They get it from people who open accounts. Banks act as go-betweens for people who save and people who want to borrow. If savers didnt put their money in banks, the banks would have little or no money to lend. Your savings are combined with the savings of others to form a big pool of money, and the bank uses that money to make loans. The money doesnt belong to the banks president, board of directors, or stockholders. It belongs to you and the other depositors. Thats why bankers have a special obligation not to take big risks when they make loans. What is a bank? A bank is a business.

2 2 BBS - Activity 1 ACTIVITY 1 Why Do You Need a Bank? Overview Purposes of Banks Types of Financial Institutions Safety of Financial Institutions Privacy of Financial Institutions

3 3 Commercial banking, based on the fractional reserve system, has an ancient origin. The system allows a bank to keep a percentage of the money on reserve and use the remaining amount to make loans. Therefore, the two principal functions of todays commercial banks are to oversee deposits (suchas checking and savings) and lend money. Their income comes from interest on loans, investments, and various service charges. Slide 1 - Electronic Bank Service Bank types

4 4 BBS - Activity 2 ACTIVITY 2 The Many Services of a Bank Overview Identify financial services provided by a bank. Decide on services of personal benefit. Recognize the impact of state and federal regulations upon the security of a bank.


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