10th Class Social Science Money and Credit Question Bank 10th CBSE Social Science Money and Credit

  • question_answer What do the banks do with the deposits which they accept from the public?

    Answer:

                    (i) Banks keep only a small portion of their deposits (about 15 per cent),as cash. (ii) This is kept as provision to pay the depositors who might come to withdraw money from the bank on any given day. (iii) Banks use the major portion of the deposits to extend loans. (iv) There is a huge demand for loans for various economic activities. Banks make use of the deposits to meet the loan requirements of the people. (v) In, this way, banks mediate between those who have surplus funds (depositors) and those who are in need of these funds, (borrowers). (vi) Banks charge a higher rate of interest on loans than what they offer on deposits. (vii) The difference between what is charged from borrowers and what is paid to depositors is their main source .of income,


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