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Credit Risk Transfer and Bank Competition

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  • Hendrik Hakenes

    () (Institute of Financial Economics, Leibniz University of Hannover)

  • Isabel Schnabel

    () (Department of Law and Economics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

Abstract

We present a banking model with imperfect competition in which borrowers’ access to credit is improved when banks are able to transfer credit risks. However, the market for credit risk transfer (CRT) works smoothly only if the quality of loans is public information. If the quality of loans is private information, banks have an incentive to grant unprofitable loans in order to transfer them to other parties, leading to an increase in aggregate risk. Nevertheless, the introduction of CRT generally increases welfare in our setup. However, under private information, higher competition induces an expansion of loans to unprofitable firms, which in the limit offsets the welfare gains from CRT completely.

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  • Hendrik Hakenes & Isabel Schnabel, 2009. "Credit Risk Transfer and Bank Competition," Discussion Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2009_33, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.
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    Keywords

    access to credit; bank competition; credit derivatives; Credit risk transfer; public and private information;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms

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