Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition

40 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2014

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Oz Shy

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Rune Stenbacka

Hanken School of Economics

Vladimir Yankov

Federal Reserve Board

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Date Written: August 6, 2014

Abstract

Deposit insurance schemes in many countries place a limit on the coverage of deposits in each bank. However, no limits are placed on the number of accounts held with different banks. Therefore, under limited deposit insurance, some consumers open accounts with different banks to achieve higher or full deposit insurance coverage. We compare three regimes of deposit insurance: No deposit insurance, unlimited deposit insurance, and limited deposit insurance. We show that limited deposit insurance weakens competition among banks and reduces total welfare relative to no or unlimited deposit insurance.

Keywords: Limited deposit insurance coverage, deposit rates, bank competition

JEL Classification: G21

Suggested Citation

Shy, Oz and Stenbacka, Rune and Yankov, Vladimir, Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition (August 6, 2014). FEDS Working Paper No. 2014-53. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477933 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2477933

Oz Shy

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Rune Stenbacka

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Vladimir Yankov (Contact Author)

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