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Bank-Specific Daily Interest Rate Adjustment in the Dutch Mortgage Market

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  • Leo Haan

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  • Elmer Sterken

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We analyze the mortgage interest rate setting behavior of the four largest banks in the Dutch mortgage market using advertised interest rates at a daily frequency from October 1997 to July 2003. We find that the pass-through of funding cost changes into mortgage interest rates on 5 and 10 year loans differs among these banks. Further, there is evidence of asymmetric price adjustment, in the sense that funding cost increases are more quickly passed on than decreases.
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  • Leo Haan & Elmer Sterken, 2011. "Bank-Specific Daily Interest Rate Adjustment in the Dutch Mortgage Market," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 39(3), pages 145-159, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jfsres:v:39:y:2011:i:3:p:145-159
    DOI: 10.1007/s10693-010-0095-2
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    Keywords

    Asymmetric pricing; Mortgage loans; Error Correction Model; G21; L13;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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