A zombie bank is an alarming characteristic of the modern economy.


The term zombie bank refers to a financial institution that has an economic net worth which is less than zero; basically, it signifies that this financial institution is in debt. A financial institution that is in debt itself should no longer be called a financial institution as it does not have any money that it can provide to other people; in addition, it should not be trusted with peopleís money as this money may actually be used to pay off debts.


Nevertheless, even though zombie banks are in debt, they are continued to be called financial institutions. They can continue performing in this capacity because their debts are being settled through credit provided by the
government.


Liquidity is a term used to describe a marketís ability to sell an asset quickly without having to lower its price. This generally happens when the specific asset is in high demand, and will be sold off quickly regardless of the marketís requirements. For example, gold is an asset that is almost always in high demand; therefore, the gold market has a high market liquidity. One asset with the highest market liquidity is cash. Cash can be used instantly to buy virtually anything and the speed with which it is used has no effect on its value. You donít have to wait for someone who wants to accept cash as cash is the basic medium of financial transactions all over the world.




For more detail : Do zombie banks provide real liquidity?