Bank Relationships: A Review

37 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 1998

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David C. Smith

University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce

Steven Ongena

University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance; Swiss Finance Institute; KU Leuven; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: October 1998

Abstract

This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on bank relationships. We begin with the event study evidence on bank loan announcements and trace our way forward through an overview of papers discussing the benefits and costs of bank relationships. We follow with a review of the evidence on the nature and strength of bank relationships, covering such topics as duration, scope, control, and number of bank relationships. We also discuss the importance of bank relationships for aggregate economic activity.

JEL Classification: C14, G21

Suggested Citation

Smith, David Carl and Ongena, Steven R. G., Bank Relationships: A Review (October 1998). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=139933 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.139933

David Carl Smith (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce ( email )

P.O. Box 400173
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173
United States

Steven R. G. Ongena

University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance ( email )

Schönberggasse 1
Zürich, 8001
Switzerland

Swiss Finance Institute

c/o University of Geneva
40, Bd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

KU Leuven ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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