how banks create money
John deposited some amount of money in the bank. Let's see how his money travels.
To the deposited amount of money, the bank gives John a small amount of interest (1%).
The bank gives out loans at a higher interest rate i.e. 5% to other people using the same deposit.
Profit made by bank = Incoming Interest - Interest Expense
5% - 1% = 4% income Expense Profit
To keep John's money safe so that he can take it out whenever he wants, his bank uses a Fractional Reserve Banking system.
It states that the bank needs to hold a fraction of deposit in cash and can loan out the rest.