Foster owns a small business and has received an interesting offer from Sapphire Bank. The bank has

Foster owns a small business and has received an interesting offer from Sapphire Bank. The bank has offered to pay him a new customer incentive of $97 at the end of each year, with the amount increasing by 7% each subsequent year, as long as he continues to use the bank for all of his business needs. The bank will make the payments to him for 4 years. In addition, the bank will pay him a bonus of $471 at the end of year 3. His current bank is trying to retain his business by offering to immediately give him a toaster and season tickets to the local sports team if he commits to staying with the bank for 5 more years. Foster is trying to compare the two offers in terms of monetary value. Calculate the present value of the payments and the bonus from Sapphire Bank using an interest rate of 7% compounded annually. (In other words, how much are all of the payments worth today?) Note: Foster would receive the first payment from Sapphire Bank at the end of year 1. Enter your answer as: 12345 Round your answer. Do not use a dollar sign (“$”), any commas (“”) or a decimal point(“”).

 

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