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Small banks and consumer satisfaction

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This paper examines the impact of the composition of local banking markets on customer satisfaction. I measure customer satisfaction at the county level using complaint data filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from 2012 to 2017. I find that there are fewer customer complaints in counties where there is a larger presence of small banks, holding constant the level of bank competition. This effect holds for various complaint types, market types, market demographics, and alternative econometric specifications. Additionally, I provide a detailed description of the CFPB complaint data.

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  • Sedunov, John, 2020. "Small banks and consumer satisfaction," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 60(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:corfin:v:60:y:2020:i:c:s0929119918307466
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2019.101517
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    Consumer satisfaction; CFPB; Bank regulation; Small banks;
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    JEL classification:

    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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