Summary of Comparisons

This chart is a graphical view of the comparisons between financial institutions.

  Orientation
or Purpose
Type of
Buisness
Source of Income Distribution
of Income
Services Offered
Credit
Unions
Non-For-Profit Co-Operative Democratically Controlled Loans to members, Investments, Fees Dividends to Members Savings and Lending Plans, Credit Cards, IRAs, etc
Banks Profit State or Federally Chartered Corporation Loans to customers, Investments, Fees Dividends to Stockholders Business & Personal Loans, Checking, Credit Cards, IRAs
S & L
Assoc
Profit State or Federally Chartered Corporation Loans to customers, Investments, Fees Dividends to Stockholders Mortgages, Savings, NOW Accounts
Small Loan Companies Profit Corporation Loans to customers Dividends to Corporation Investors Primarily Customer Loans
Retail Store Charge Accounts Profit Local or National Corporation Loans to customers Dividends to Store's Stockholders Loans to purchase items carried by the store.

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