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Bank balance

balance standing to the credit of a depositor at a bank.
Finance. the balance that a bank has in the clearinghouse at a given time.
Contemporary Examples

Asking about sales, believe me, is like asking your bank manager about your bank balance.
Can Pulp Win the Booker? Allen Barra September 6, 2011

The problem is simple, and it has a simple solution: bank balance sheets should reflect reality.
The Dodd Wall Street Charade Frank Partnoy March 14, 2010

These next years are very important to me – need to improve my bank balance, buy things, etc.
Ask the Blogger: How About That Election? Megan McArdle November 4, 2012

Historical Examples

He keeps his stock of money or his bank balance in constant adjustment to the payments he makes in money or by check.
Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips

His mental perturbation was due to the lean look of his bank balance.
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine

His bank balance, established by a friend at the time, was exactly one hundred thousand.
Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser

He was bound to secure my bank balance, and I refused to sign a check so he could get it.
The Bradys Beyond Their Depth Anonymous

To-day his bank balance is prodigious, and all’s well with the world.
The Great Prince Shan E. Phillips Oppenheim

Janice counted her loose cash and looked up her bank balance.
The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long

Whenever his stock of money becomes relatively small and his bank balance relatively large, he cashes a check.
Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips


the sum of money in a bank account at a specific time


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