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HOSTILE TAKEOVER: In the world of mergers, the acquisition of one company by another against the wishes of the company being acquired. Also termed a hostile acquisition, this is accomplished by purchasing controlling interest in the stock of the acquired company, usually by offering to pay a price exceeding the current market price. A hostile takeover might be motivated to eliminate competition, to sell off the assets of the company for more that the takeover payment, or to temporarily inflate the price of the stock.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 1: What It Is Page: 1 of 24

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The primary profit-motivating task of a bank is to match up borrowers and savers.

Two main functions:

  • First: Banks maintain deposits for costumers.
  • Second: Banks offer loans to credit-worthy customers.

Banks and the money supply:

  • Banks are financial intermediaries.
  • Banks must remain stable because their deposits are part of the economy's money supply.
  • Closing down a bank would be detrimental to the money supply.

Regulation:

  • Banks are heavily regulated by government.

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SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS

Depository financial institutions that were originally established to assist home owners with low-cost mortgage loans using savings deposits. Savings and loan associations (S&Ls) offer checkable deposits that are part of the M1 monetary aggregate. While S&Ls are not "officially" chartered as banks, similar to other thrift institutions (credit unions and mutual savings banks) they do function comparable to any traditional bank, offering a wide range of deposits, loans, and other financial services.

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