Story: Banking and finance

Bank funding and lending

Bank funding and lending

Banks borrow so that they can lend. In 2007 New Zealand banks collectively sourced just under 40% of their deposits from households, but lent households 53.1% of their funds. Banks sourced nearly one-fifth of their finances overseas but lent overseas borrowers only 2.3% of their funds.

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David Tripe, 'Banking and finance - Bank profits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by David Tripe, published 11 Mar 2010