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Mapping the UK interbank system

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  • Langfield, Sam

    () (Bank of England)

  • Liu, Zijun

    () (Bank of England)

  • Ota, Tomohiro

    () (Bank of England)

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We present new evidence on the structure of interbank connections in key markets: derivatives, marketable securities, repo, unsecured lending and secured lending. Taken together, these markets comprise two networks: a network of interbank exposures and a network of interbank funding. Network structure varies across and within these two networks, for reasons related to markets’ different economic functions. Credit risk and liquidity risk therefore propagate in the interbank system through different network structures, with implications for financial stability.

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  • Langfield, Sam & Liu, Zijun & Ota, Tomohiro, 2014. "Mapping the UK interbank system," Bank of England working papers 516, Bank of England.
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    Keywords

    Interbank markets; core-periphery; intermediation; financial networks; market microstructure;
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    JEL classification:

    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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