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Banking consolidation and correspondent banking


  • William P. Osterberg
  • James B. Thomson


Banking consolidation, spurred by interstate branching deregulation, is changing markets' competitive structure. Policymakers and regulators have focused on the implications for customers in retail and wholesale markets rather than consolidation's impact on correspondent banking markets (where banks buy and sell inputs used to produce banking services). By studying the era of intrastate branching deregulation, the authors provide some insights on the implications of interstate branching for correspondent banking.

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  • William P. Osterberg & James B. Thomson, 1999. "Banking consolidation and correspondent banking," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q I, pages 9-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1999:i:qi:p:9-20

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    1. Ben R. Craig & James B. Thomson, 2001. "Federal Home Loan Bank lending to community banks: are targeted subsidies necessary?," Working Paper 0112, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
    2. McAndrews, James J. & Strahan, Philip E., 2002. "Deregulation, Correspondent Banking, and the Role of the Federal Reserve," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 11(3), pages 320-343, July.
    3. Brickley, James A. & Linck, James S. & Smith, Clifford W., 2012. "Vertical integration to avoid contracting with potential competitors: Evidence from bankers' banks," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 113-130.
    4. Ben Craig & James Thomson, 2003. "Federal Home Loan Bank Lending to Community Banks: Are Targeted Subsidies Desirable?," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 23(1), pages 5-28, February.

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