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Potential competitive effects on U.S. bank credit card lending from the proposed bifurcated application of Basel II

  • William W. Lang
  • Loretta J. Mester
  • Todd A. Vermilyea

This paper analyzes the potential competitive effects of the proposed bifurcated application of Basel II capital regulations in the United States on bank credit card lending activities. For this purpose, the authors consider the Basel II regulations as stated in the June 2004 Basel Committee Framework Agreement. ; Also issued as Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper No. 05-21 ; Superseded by Working Paper 07-09

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in its series Working Papers with number 05-29.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedpwp:05-29
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