FIN 4413 Commercial Banking
Exam 1 Study Guide
Fall 2014 Covers Introductory Powerpoint File, Textbook Chapters 1, 2 and 3, and the ProBanker Players’ Manual
31 Multiple-Choice Questions
Introductory Powerpoint File
Only questions about course material (no questions about
course grade target or Price College of Business majors).
Purpose of U.S. Commercial Banking Industry
Total Assets of U.S. Financial Intermediaries
Total Assets of U.S. Commercial Banking Industry
Average U.S. Commercial Bank Balance Sheet
U.S. Commercial Banking Industry Income Statement, and as it profiles the Average U.S. Commercial Bank
Total Number of U.S. Commercial Bank Ownership Groups
Chapter 1: Banking and the Financial Services Industry
How Do Banks Differ?
Income Tax Treatment: S Corporation versus Regular Corporation Organizational Structure and Financial Services Business Models
Transactions Banking versus Relationship Business Models
Long-Term Trends: Number of U.S. Federally-Insured Bank Ownership Groups
and Total Assets Held
Channels Employed to Deliver Commercial Banking Services
Chapter 2: Government Policies and Regulation
Historical U.S. Bank Regulation: Major Laws
Goals and Functions of Depository Institution Regulation
Ensure Safety and Soundness, etc.
Maintaining Monetary Stability, etc.
Efficient and Competitive Financial System
Moral Hazard a Reduced Market Discipline: Deposit Insurance
Market Share Trends for U.S. Commercial Banks
Advantages/Disadvantages for Increased Equity Capital for U.S. Banks
Supplement: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (3 questions)
Chapter 3: Analyzing Bank Performance
For a given set of bank financial statements/information
and/or industry averages, calculate and interpret:
Return on Equity, Return on Assets, Equity Multiplier...
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