LeoGlossary: Deposit

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The act of putting cash into a financial institution such as a bank.

This is done as a means of security along with getting a return on one's money. The financial institution takes the money and either lends it out or invests in other securities. Under this arrangement, the bank seeks to generate a larger return than is being paid out in interest to the depositors. This difference between the two is the bank's profit.

On the balance sheet, this is listed as a liability.


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