Bank statements have historically been and continue to be typically printed on one or several pieces of paper and either mailed directly to the account holder, or kept at the financial institution's local branch for pick-up. In recent years there has been a shift towards paperless, electronic statements, and some financial institutions offer direct download into account holders accounting software.
Some ATMs offer the possibility to print, at any time, a condensed version of a bank statement, commonly called a transaction history, or a transaction history may be viewed on the financial institution's website or available via telephone banking.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. A communication from a bank to a person holding an account in that bank, usually issued monthly, detailing the value of the holdings in that account and the effects of all transactions occurring with respect to that account.
n. a periodic statement prepared by a bank for each client; "I wish my bank statement arrived earlier in the month"
Usage examples of "bank statement".
By the way, I've already seen your bank statement and investment portfolio.
Satisfied, she filed away her bank statement, then began writing checks, starting with the mortgage.
Raz Buchanon squinted at the much creased bank statement, but for the life of him he couldn't find the damn fool charges listed anywhere.
Again at Shasa's insistence, she had taken the suite at the Dorchester overlooking the park that the family always used, with a single room at the back for Miriam and the baby for which she requested a separate bill and paid in cash out of her own pocket so that Shasa would have no record of it on her bank statement.
The consequences were remote and all that mattered was the score, the score chalked up in black figures on a bank statement.
I showed him the bank statement, and the look of triumph on his face suggested it was just what he was expecting and what he wanted.
It's the month when the first bank statement arrives after Christmas and bank managers decide to cut off your overdraft.