Bank funding costs and capital structure
Andrew Gimber () and
Aniruddha Rajan ()
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Aniruddha Rajan: Bank of England, Postal: Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH
No 805, Bank of England working papers from Bank of England
If bail-in is credible, risk premia on bank securities should decrease as funding sources junior to and alongside them in the creditor hierarchy increase. Other things equal, we find that when banks have more equity and less subordinated debt they have lower risk premia on both. When banks have more subordinated and less senior unsecured debt, senior unsecured risk premia are lower. For percentage point changes to an average balance sheet, these reductions would offset about two thirds of the higher cost of equity relative to subordinated debt and one third of the spread between subordinated and senior unsecured debt.
Keywords: Funding costs; weighted average cost of capital; capital structure; creditor hierarchy; loss‑absorbing capacity; Modigliani–Miller offset; contingent claims analysis. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 G32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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