Foreign bank lending during the Crisis: Evidence on branches vs subsidiaries

John Hooley, Glenn Hoggarth, Yevgeniya Korniyenko, 14 February 2014



Foreign banks contribute potentially large longer-term benefits to their host economies (see, for example, Claessens and van Horen 2012). But the experience of the recent crisis has revealed that their lending can be more cyclical than that of domestic banks (Cetorelli and Goldberg 2011, Claessens and van Horen 2012, De Haas and Lelyveld 2011).

Topics: Global crisis, International finance
Tags: foreign banks, foreign subsidiaries, global crisis, lending

Foreigners vs. natives: Bank lending and loan pricing

Thorsten Beck, Vasso P. Ioannidou, Larissa Schäfer, 13 July 2012



The past two decades have seen a large increase in foreign bank entry across the globe. The increase in foreign bank participation has been especially strong in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, reaching well above 80% of the number of banks in several countries (Claessens et al. 2008).

Topics: Global crisis, International finance
Tags: Bolivia, foreign banks, SMEs

2nd MoFiR Workshop on Banking

7 - 8 March 2013, Ancona (Italy)

The aim of the 2nd MoFiR Workshop on Banking is to bring together scholars in banking and finance to discuss the causes, transmission mechanisms, and consequences of the crisis, focusing also on the policy implications for the current situation and the potential reforms. The organizing committee invites the submission of full papers or extended abstracts on the following themes: • Financial sector fragility, contagion, safety nets, and crises; • The (dis-)advantages of cross-border banking; • Liquidity management and provision by financial intermediaries; • Banks’ organizational models, informational asymmetries and distance; • Bank lending, entrepreneurial finance and firm growth; • Experiments in banking.
Andrea F. Presbitero
Ancona (Italy)
Open attendance
Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR
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Financial markets, Global crisis, Microeconomic regulation
banking, foreign banks, liquidity, SME lending

Foreign banks and the global financial crisis: Investment and lending behaviour

Stijn Claessens, Neeltje van Horen, 31 January 2012



Foreign banks have in many countries become important sources of financial intermediation. Given this importance, understanding the impact of the financial crisis on foreign-bank behaviour is important. Questions being asked include:

Topics: Global crisis, International finance
Tags: cross-border banking, foreign banks, global crisis, investment

Foreign banks: Trends and impact on financial development

Stijn Claessens, Neeltje van Horen, 28 January 2012



Although interrupted by the recent financial crisis, the past two decades have seen an unprecedented degree of globalisation, especially in financial services. Cross-border bank and other capital flows have increased dramatically. Many banks have ventured abroad and established a presence in other countries.

Topics: Development, International finance
Tags: cross-border banking, development, foreign banks

Foreign banks and small and medium enterprises: Are they really estranged?

Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, 1 April 2010



The financing of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been a subject of great interest both to policymakers and researchers because of the significance of SMEs in private sectors around the world and evidence that these firms are financially constrained. According to Ayyagari et al.

Topics: Financial markets, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: foreign banks, Small and medium enterprises

In defence of foreign banks

Ralph De Haas, 28 May 2009



“Banker” has recently become something of a dirty word and “foreign banker” a most reviled sub-species. In recent months, foreign-owned banks have, amongst other things, been accused of abandoning some of the emerging markets that have contributed so much to their profitability over the last decade.

Topics: International finance
Tags: banks, Eastern and Central Europe, foreign banks

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