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How do banks make money? the fallacies of fee income

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  • Robert DeYoung
  • Tara Rice

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In the first of two articles in this issue, the authors document the increasing importance of noninterest income at U.S. commercial banking companies and address two fundamental misunderstandings regarding this trend: the belief that fee-based activities provide more stable earnings than interest-based income and the belief that fee income flows chiefly from nontraditional, nonbanking activities.

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  • Robert DeYoung & Tara Rice, 2004. "How do banks make money? the fallacies of fee income," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q IV, pages 34-51.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2004:i:qiv:p:34-51:n:v.28no.4
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