Why aren't net interest margins higher?
If deposits or capital cost a bank 3%, and they lend it out for 4%....the NIM should NOT be 1%. They are paying 3% on the desposits, and then they are lending for 4%....but they are lending 5-10 times leveraged. So 5x leverage on 4% loans is 20% minus the 3% capital requirements, NIM should be 17%....this is all of course before building and employee expenses etc
What am I missing?