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Wholesale Bank Funding, Capital Requirements and Credit Rationing

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  • Itai Agur

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This paper analyzes how different types of bank funding affect the extent to which banks ration credit to borrowers, and the impact that capital requirements have on that rationing. Using an extension of the standard Stiglitz-Weiss model of credit rationing, unsecured wholesale finance is shown to amplify the credit market impact of capital requirements as compared to funding by retail depositors. Unsecured finance surged in the pre-crisis years, but is increasingly replaced by secured funding. The collateralization of wholesale funding is found to expand the extent of credit rationing.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/30.

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Date of creation: 31 Jan 2013
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Keywords: Banks; Capital; Bank credit; Credit restraint; Economic models; bank funding; deposit insurance; bank risk; collateralization; banking; bank capital; bank loan; risk taking; bank loan rates; bank liabilities; bank funding rates; bank creditors; bank charter; bank financing; bank profits; bank debt; bank lending; bank assets; bank risk-taking; capital regulation; bank risk taking; bank regulation; bank balance sheets; bank management; imperfect information; bank portfolios; excess demand; bank finance; risk aversion; bank borrowers; bank defaults; bank activities; moral hazard;

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