A New Look at the Performance of Industrial Loan Companies and Their Contribution to the US Banking System
61 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2018 Last revised: 5 Dec 2018
Date Written: June 15, 2018
In this paper, we examine the differences between commercially-owned ILCs and those owned by financial firms, and offer a current assessment of ILC performance, paying particular attention to commercially-owned ILCs, and their contribution to the US banking system. The rules governing their oversight, especially relative to bank regulation, occupy a significant part of this evaluation as we consider why the ILC ownership concept causes a stir when they’re subject to the same FDIC regulation as any other banking institution. Most important, we look at the capitalization and performance of ILCs over the past few decades relative to the banking industry more generally. And because all ILCs are state-chartered, we specifically compare their size and performance to other state-chartered banks.
Keywords: ILC, Banks, Regulation
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