The Disciplining Effect of Supervisory Scrutiny in the EU-wide Stress Test
Journal of Financial Intermediation,
Relying on confidential supervisory data related to the 2016 EU-wide stress test, this paper presents novel empirical evidence that supervisory scrutiny associated to stress testing has a disciplining effect on bank risk. We find that banks that participated in the 2016 EU-wide stress test subsequently reduced their credit risk relative to banks that were not part of this exercise. Relying on new metrics for supervisory scrutiny that measure the quantity, potential impact, and duration of interactions between banks and supervisors during the stress test, we find that the disciplining effect is stronger for banks subject to more intrusive supervisory scrutiny during the exercise. We also find that a strong risk management culture is a prerequisite for the supervisory scrutiny to be effective. Finally, we show that a similar disciplining effect is not exerted neither by higher capital charges nor by more transparency and related market discipline induced by the stress test.
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How Can Macroprudential Policies Transmit Within a Banking Group?
WorldBank All About Finance,
The unexpected shock represented by the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the importance of building robust macroprudential frameworks to increase countries’ resilience against sudden disruptions in financial markets. By now, a widespread opinion among commentators and policy makers is that the macroprudential frameworks that were implemented over the past decades were effective in moderating market stress, a view supported by ample evidence on the effectiveness of macroprudential policies.
06.07.2020 • 13/2020
IWH warnt vor neuer Bankenkrise
Die Corona-Rezession könnte das Aus für dutzende Banken bundesweit bedeuten – selbst wenn Deutschland die Wirtschaftskrise glimpflich übersteht. Gefährdet sind vor allem viele Sparkassen und Genossenschaftsbanken, zeigt eine Analyse des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). In den Bilanzen der betroffenen Geldinstitute stehen Kredite im dreistelligen Milliardenbereich. IWH-Präsident Gropp warnt vor einer möglichen hohen Zusatzlast für die ohnehin geschwächte Realwirtschaft.
Banks’ Funding Stress, Lending Supply and Consumption Expenditure
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking,
We employ a unique identification strategy linking survey data on household consumption expenditure to bank‐level data to estimate the effects of bank funding stress on consumer credit and consumption expenditures. We show that households whose banks were more exposed to funding shocks report lower levels of nonmortgage liabilities. This, however, only translates into lower levels of consumption for low‐income households. Hence, adverse credit supply shocks are associated with significant heterogeneous effects.