In the past when the government implemented tighter banking regulations, the growth of the banking industry became stagnant as the regulations controlled tightly the rates at which banks can lend & borrow money. The regulations also included limits on the formation of new banks and their location However, these regulations loosened in 1980s and the widespread adoption of information technology such as the internet, banks now operate in a much more competitive and complex manner. The world of banking is never the same again! The banks are now providing insurance, brokerage and other forms of financial services.
3-6-3: The ‘unofficial’ banking rule – take deposits at 3%, lend at 6%, go play golf by 3 O’ clock; NINJA : No Income No Job Assets.