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Sharing Default Information as a Borrower Discipline Device

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  • Padilla, A.J.
  • Pagano, M.

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Creditors often share information about their customers' credit record. Besides helping them to spot bad risks, this informational exchange acts as a disciplinary device. If creditors are known to exchange data about defaults, borrowers must consider that default on a current lender would disrupt their credit rating with all the other lenders. This raises their incentive to perform.

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Paper provided by Boston University - Industry Studies Programme in its series Papers with number 73.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:bostin:73

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Keywords: INFORMATION; FINANCIAL MARKET;

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