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Collateral Policy in a World of Round-the-Clock Payment

  • Kahn, Charles M.

    (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

This paper examines competition between private and public payments settlement systems, and examines the consequences of round-the-clock private payments arrangements on the competitiveness of public systems. Central to the issue is the role of collateral both as a requirement for participation in central bank sponsored payments arrangements and as the backing for private intermediary arrangements. The presence of private systems serves as a check on the ability of a monetary authority to tighten monetary policy. Round-the-clock systems are an example of a collateral saving innovation that further pressures central bank pre-eminence in payments settlement.

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Paper provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business in its series Working Papers with number 10-0100.

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Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ecl:illbus:10-0100
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