Non-bank Lending During Crises
43 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2022 Last revised: 10 Feb 2023
Date Written: February 1, 2023
This paper shows that non-banks curtail their syndicated credit by significantly more than banks during crises, even after accounting for time-varying lender and borrower characteristics. We provide novel evidence that differences in the value of lending relationships explain most of the gap: unlike for banks, relationships with non-banks - whether measured by duration or intensity - do not improve borrowers' access to credit during crises. The rise of non-banks could therefore lead to a shift from relationship towards transaction lending and exacerbate the repercussions of financial crises.
Keywords: Non-banks, syndicated loans, financial crises, financial stability, relationship lending
JEL Classification: F34, G01, G21, G23
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