It was the first locally owned and locally managed bank. It financed the export of tea and silk from China, cotton and jute from India, sugar from the Philippines and rice and silk from Vietnam. Portrait of Thomas Jackson, around Byafter strong growth under Chief Manager Thomas Jackson, the bank had expanded into 16 countries and was financing trade across the world.
There are two kinds of banks: A traditional bank that provides services such as checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and home and auto loans. A bank that specializes in services for companies rather than individuals. An investment bank sells and manages stocks and bonds.
It also assists when two companies merge, or join together.
Bonds Certificates sold by companies or governments in order to raise money. Bonds are issued for a specific amount of time. The government or company that sold the bond must pay interest to the buyer during that time.
It decides to sell ten-year bonds to the public to get the necessary cash. If you were buying one of those bonds, you would pay a price known as the face value. The city would promise to pay you back in ten years. Every year for ten years, the city would pay you interest on the bond.
When the ten years were up, you would get back the face value you spent at the very beginning.
Checking Account A bank account where money is kept so the owner can write checks. A check is a piece of paper that tells a bank to pay the holder a certain amount of money.
Credit The ability to borrow money. For example, one type of credit is a bank loan. A person might borrow money from a bank for a specific item, like a new house or car.
Another type of credit is a credit card. When a person has a credit card, the bank or credit card company has agreed to lend that person a certain amount of money over time. The person can borrow small sums of money at a time by putting purchases on the credit card.
In both types of credit, a person is expected to pay back a minimum amount each month. The person must also pay a fee called interest see "Interest".
When a person makes payments on time, he or she has what is known as a good credit history. A person with a bad credit history will usually find it hard to get additional credit in the future. In the current economic crisis, credit is a big problem.
Banks and stores were giving people a lot of credit. Now there is not as much money to loan out. Debt Money owed, usually as a result of borrowing.Opened on October 2, , The Palace Hotel was the glorious final "gift" of the colorful -- but ill-fated -- William Chapman Ralston to his adopted home city of San Francisco.
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