1) If the firm has flotation costs of 20% and doesn’t wish to pay more than 17% return for particular security issue. Find out the rate of return the firm willing to offer the investor?
2) Bank has $200 million in checking deposits with the interest and non-interest costs of= 4%, $400 million in savings and time deposits with a interest and non-interest costs of= 8%, and $200 million in equity capital with cost of= 24%. The bank has evaluated that uncollected balances, deposit insurance fees and reserve requirements, decrease amount of money available on checking deposits by 10% and on savings and time deposits by 5%. Determine the bank's before-tax cost of funds?