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Off balance sheet activities obsas

• These are the bank activities that do not show up on the balance sheet, such as options, swaps, forward and futures contracts and loan commitments. These involve contingent risks. The bank enters into a contract and promises to provide some guarantee. At the time the promise is made there is no explicit liability and nothing is recorded on the balance sheet.

 
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