non·​in·​ter·​est | \ ˌnän-ˈin-t(ə-)rəst How to pronounce noninterest (audio) ; -ˈin-tə-ˌrest, -ˌtrest; -ˈin-tərst \

Definition of noninterest

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not of, resulting from, or being interest (as on a loan or an investment) noninterest income



Definition of noninterest (Entry 2 of 2)

: a lack of interest in something (such as a topic) He grew up with a noninterest in sports that still exists.— Mark Blaudschun

Examples of noninterest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Further, growth in total client assets and improvement in consumer spending levels will likely boost the noninterest income of the bank. Trefis Team, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 Net interest and noninterest income were both up from the third quarter to the fourth. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 Bank of America’s noninterest expense was flat year-over-year, at $14.4 billion in the third quarter even as total revenue grew 12%. Telis Demos, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 Banks have relied more heavily on noninterest income as their bread-and-butter lending businesses suffer from low rates and tepid demand from consumers and businesses. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 14 July 2021 Noninterest income also decreased 5.7%, largely due to lower mortgage banking revenue, deposit service charges, security gains and other noninterest income. Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 Wells Fargo’s interest income fell 19% from a year ago to $9.37 billion, while its noninterest income declined 9% to $9.49 billion. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2020 Bank of America reported an increase of 0.4% in noninterest income. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2020 The firm posted net interest income of $75.2 million, noninterest income of $102.7 million, and net income of $25.9 million in 2018. Polina Marinova, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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1914, in the meaning defined above


1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninterest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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