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‘Relationship Banking and SMEs: A Theoretical Analysis’

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  • Timo Baas
  • Mechthild Schrooten

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Reliable information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is rare and costly for financial intermediaries. Therefore relationship banking is often considered as the appropriate lending technique. In this paper we offer a theoretical model to analyze relationship banking and the pricing behavior of banks in a Bertrand competition framework with monitoring costs. We show that the lack of reliable information leads to comparable high interest rates even if a long-term relationship between borrower and bank exists. The paper offers a theoretical explanation why SMEs often are faced with borrowing constraints. Copyright Springer 2006

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 27 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 127-137

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Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:27:y:2006:i:2:p:127-137

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Keywords: accounting; financial constraints; relationship banking; small and medium sized enterprises; D43; D82; G21; M41;

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