Harming Depositors and Helping Borrowers: The Disparate Impact of Bank Consolidation

Posted: 3 Jan 2009

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Kwangwoo Park

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - College of Business

George Pennacchi

University of Illinois

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Date Written: January 2009

Abstract

A model of multimarket spatial competition is developed where small, single-market banks compete with large, multimarket banks (LMBs) for retail loans and deposits. Consistent with empirical evidence, LMBs are assumed to set retail interest rates uniformly across markets, have different operating costs, and have access to wholesale funding. If LMBs have significant funding advantages that offset potential loan operating cost disadvantages, then market-extension mergers by LMBs promote loan competition, especially in concentrated markets. However, such mergers reduce retail deposit competition, especially in less concentrated markets. Prior empirical research and our own analysis of retail deposit rates support the model's predictions.

Keywords: G21, G28, G34, L11

Suggested Citation

Park, Kwangwoo and Pennacchi, George G., Harming Depositors and Helping Borrowers: The Disparate Impact of Bank Consolidation (January 2009). The Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 1-40, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1320560 or http://dx.doi.org/hhn051

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