A bank is a financial institution that serves as a financial intermediary. The term "bank" may refer to one of several related types of entities including a central bank, a commercial bank, or a savings bank.
Because of the important role depository institutions play in the financial system, the banking industry is generally regulated with government restrictions on financial activities by banks varied over time and by location. The videos in this online video tutorial by Khan Academy will provide you with an overview of how banks work and how money is created.
|01: Introduction||02: A Bank's Income Statement||03: Fractional Reserve Banking|
|04: Multiplier Effect and the Money Supply||05: Introduction to Bank Notes||06: Bank Notes and Checks|
|07: Giving Out Loans Without Giving Out Gold||08: Reserve Ratios||09: More on Reserve Ratios (Bad Sound)|
|10: Introduction to leverage (Bad Sound)||11: A Reserve Bank||12: Treasuries (Government Debt)|
|13: Open Market Operations||14: Fed Funds Rate||15: More on the Fed Funds Rate|
|16: Why Target Rates Vs. Money Supply||17: What Happened to the Gold?||18: Big Picture Discussion|
|19: The Discount Rate||20: Repurchase Agreements (Repo transactions)||21: Federal Reserve Balance Sheet|
|22: Fractional Reserve Banking Commentary 1||23: FRB Commentary 2: Deposit Insurance||24: FRB Commentary 3: Big Picture|
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