How Do Banks Make Money in 2021?

Banks continually spend money by sending us our debit cards, periodic statements and supporting the digital infrastructure needed to process online payments and transactions.

What Exactly Is A Bank?

Banks are financial institutions that are legally allowed to receive money from depositors (customers like you and me) and use that money to issue loans to other customers. However, this is the most basic function of a traditional bank and not an all-encompassing answer.


Different Types Of Banks 1. Retail Banks: Retail banks are the most commonly known because these are the brick and mortar banks most individual customers use to deposit their money and take out loans for vehicles and home mortgages.

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Commercial banks are similar to retail banks because they serve individuals and small businesses. These banks cater to small business loans and other smaller financial products available to individual investors.

Commercial Banks

Central Banks

Central banks cater to the needs of governmental agencies and help countries reach economic goals. These banks create and manipulate monetary policy.


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How Do Banks Make Money? Banks make money from three primary income structures. They make money from net interest margins, fees, and interchange. Loans And Other Interest-Bearing Financial Vehicles Traditional banks use depositors money to make money off of other people in the form of financial products like: – Vehicle loans – Credit card payments – Short-term loans

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Defining Net Interest Margin

A bank makes money and pays customers for the use of their money is known as net interest margin. When everyday customers make bank deposits, the institution uses this money to fund loans with annual percentage rates tied to them.

By lending borrowers the money from depositors, banks profit heavily from various fees and interest rates.  This system works perfectly if the financial economy is constantly rotating and changing – meaning some people are taking out loans and others are depositing funds.

Annual Percentage Rates Are Powerful Income Sources

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