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World economic crash – The visible upshot of global debt

The world economic system refers to the world’s nations, their individual financial systems, and the associations that connect them in an international marketplace. However, the total collapse of the American housing market [2007] and the global economic disruption that trailed in 2008 brought the phrase “economic meltdown” into focus. For people crushed under a heavy load of credit card debt, a debt settlement program provides them with a sigh of relief. Times are tough and it’s now an accepted fact that a majority of the people are handling some sort of debt or the other. Whether it’s US or Europe, people are finding it difficult to make ends meet, despite working hard.

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What Is a Merchant Bank?

A merchant bank is quite different from the type of bank that can be found on a high street. This is not somewhere to go when you want to withdraw money or deposit checks. Merchant banks are not aimed at satisfying the needs of the general public. Instead they focus on other functions such as big business loans, stock underwriting, and international finance. These institutions can be responsible for huge sums of money. Their typical customer will be other banks or financial institutions. They are sometimes referred to as wholesale banks because they work in a similar way to wholesalers for shops.

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What is Compound Interest?

Whenever a person takes out a loan, secures finance for a venture or refinances an asset, there is always a clause regarding the interest that the principal amount will accrue during the finance period. When the interest on the primary account is accrued and then added to the primary amount before the next interest is calculated, you are dealing with compound interest – In other words interest on interest. You are no longer working with just the primary amount and random interest. You’re dealing with an amount of money that is added to the primary fund and is then used as the basis of the next interest calculation.

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