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It would seem at first that the depository institution has locked in a spread of 2% (5% minus 7%). This spread can be counted on only for the first year, though, because the spread in future years will depend on the interest rate this depository institution will have to pay depositors in order to raise $100 million after the one-year time deposit matures. If interest rates decline, the spread will increase because the depository institution has locked 42 Depository Institutions: Activities and Characteristics in the 7% rate.

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3. Why a financial institution must be prepared to have sufficient cash to satisfy liabilities. | CONCERNS OF REGULATORS Here, we will provide a brief discussion of the risks that regulators have regarding financial institutions. These risks can be classified into the following sources of risk: • • • • • • credit risk settlement risk market risk liquidity risk operational risk legal risk 29 Financial Institutions, Financial Intermediaries, and Asset Management Firms Credit risk is a broadly used term to describe several types of risk.

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