Concentration in Cross-Border Banking

11 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019

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Iñaki Aldasoro

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Torsten Ehlers

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Date Written: June 4, 2019

Abstract

Cross-border bank credit is dominated by a small number of very sizeable links between banks in one country and borrowers in another. The largest-sized cross-border banking links are mainly between major advanced economies. Concentration increased up until the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) and has abated only slightly since. It is higher for interbank credit than for credit to the non-bank sector. Despite the substantial decline in interbank credit in the aftermath of the GFC, concentration in the interbank segment has remained high.

JEL Classification: G15, F30, G21

Suggested Citation

Aldasoro, Iñaki and Ehlers, Torsten, Concentration in Cross-Border Banking (June 4, 2019). BIS Quarterly Review, June 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3409880

Iñaki Aldasoro (Contact Author)

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) ( email )

Centralbahnplatz 2
Basel, Basel-Stadt 4002
Switzerland

Torsten Ehlers

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) ( email )

Centralbahnplatz 2
Basel, Basel-Stadt 4002
Switzerland

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