Securitization and lending standards: Evidence from the European wholesale loan market
Alper Kara (),
David Marques-Ibanez () and
Steven Ongena ()
No 1141, International Finance Discussion Papers from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
We assess the effect of securitization activity on banks' lending rates employing a uniquely detailed dataset from the euro-denominated syndicated loan market. We find that, in the run up to the 2007-2009 crisis banks that were more active at originating asset-backed securities did not price their loans more aggressively (i.e. with narrower lending spreads) than less-active banks. Using a unique feature of our dataset, we show that also within the set of loans that were previously securitized, the relative level of securitization activity by the originating bank is not related to narrower lending spreads. Our results suggest that while the credit cycle seems to have a major impact of lending standards, the effect of securitization activity appears to be very limited.
Keywords: syndicated loans; Securitization; bank lending rates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2015-08-06, Revised 2015-08-06
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