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Hold-up in multiple banking: Evidence from SME lending

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  • Brunner, Antje
  • Krahnen, Jan Pieter

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This paper analyzes loan pricing when there is multiple banking and borrower distress. Using a unique data set on SME lending collected from major German banks, we can instrument for effective coordination between lenders, carrying out a panel estimation. The analysis allows to distinguish between rents that accrue due to single bank lending, rents that accrue due to relationship lending, and rents that accrue due to the elimination of competition among multiple lenders. We find the relationship lending to have no discernible impact on loan spreads, while both single lending and coordinated multiple lending significantly increase the spread. Thus, contrary to predictions in the literature, multiple lending does not insure the borrower against hold-up.

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  • Brunner, Antje & Krahnen, Jan Pieter, 2010. "Hold-up in multiple banking: Evidence from SME lending," CFS Working Paper Series 2010/07, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:cfswop:201007
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    Keywords

    Banking Competition; Coordination; Distress; Credit Spread; Hold-up;
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    JEL classification:

    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance

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