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Financial access and interest rate spread: An international assessment

Tipo
Artigos

Ano
02/03/2021

Linha de Pesquisa
Administração e Economia de Negócios

Autor(es)
Claudio de Moraes, Juan Camilo Galvis-Ciro & Micheli Gargalhone

Orientador

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconbus.2020.105958


Journal of Economics and Business, v. 114. Abstract: The present study evaluates the hypothesis that countries where banks expand financial access through branches and ATM networks have smaller interest rate spreads. To do so, the financial access index produced by the International Monetary Fund was used to capture financial access through bank branches and ATMs (automated teller machines). Through a data panel analysis of 68 countries during the period between 2006 and 2015, the results of this study indicate that the bank interest rate spread is lower in countries with greater financial access. However, this effect is decreasing, indicating a limit to the effect on the spread.

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