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What drives interbank loans? Evidence from Canada

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  • Bulusu, Narayan
  • Guérin, Pierre

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We find that collateral reallocation costs are a significant driver of the dynamics of overnight interbank loans. The cost of negotiating and settling collateralized over-the-counter trades incentivizes the temporary use of unsecured loans to meet changes in short-term liquidity needs, as well as greater uptake of central bank overnight lending facilities. This friction also leads to repos adjusting gradually in response to persistent changes in liquidity demand.

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  • Bulusu, Narayan & Guérin, Pierre, 2019. "What drives interbank loans? Evidence from Canada," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 106(C), pages 427-444.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:106:y:2019:i:c:p:427-444
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.07.016
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