Columba, Francesco and Gambacorta, Leonardo and Mistrulli, Paolo Emilio (2009): The effects of mutual guarantee consortia on the quality of bank lending. Published in: Revue Bancaire et Financiere , Vol. 4, (2009): pp. 226-232.
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In this paper we investigate whether or not mutual guarantee consortia (MGC), a financial institution well developed in Italy, alleviate the difficulties that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face when they ask for a bank loan. We find that the probability of a small firm affiliated to a MGC of going into default is lower than that of firms not affiliated to such a consortium. These results indicate that MGCs improve the ability of banks to screen and monitor small firms.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The effects of mutual guarantee consortia on the quality of bank lending|
|Keywords:||bank credit, financial intermediaries, small and medium enterprises, bad debt.|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G30 - General
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G21 - Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
|Depositing User:||Francesco Columba|
|Date Deposited:||02. Sep 2009 07:17|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 15:13|
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