IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Inside information in bank lending and the European insider directive


  • Franke, Günter


The European Community has passed the European Insider Directive which prohibits insider trade in common stock and debt securities. Hence banks are not allowed to sell debt securities when they recieve unfavorable inside information on their borrowers. Until now, German banks have not only been allowed, but even have been expected to collect inside information and to react fast on unfavorable information to protect their solvency and hence the stability of the financial system. This paper analyses the effects of the EC - Directive on bank lending and finds that the substitutes for selling debt securities appear to generate a higher social cost than the sale of debt securities. Therefore banks should be granted the privilege to sell debt securities on unfavorable inside information.

Suggested Citation

  • Franke, Günter, 1989. "Inside information in bank lending and the European insider directive," Discussion Papers, Series II 97, University of Konstanz, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 178 "Internationalization of the Economy".
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:kondp2:97

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:kondp2:97. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.