Retail Commercial Banking: An Update on a Period of Extraordinary Change

Retail Commercial Banking: An Update on a Period of Extraordinary Change The 1990s has been an extraordinary period for theretail commercial banking industry. This industryupdate discusses some of the important developmentsand issues they have raised from the standpoint ofcompetition and antitrust policy. A massive mergermovement and removal of restrictions on interstatebanking have raised questions about barriers to entry,the influence of very large banks on the behavior ofother banks in local banking markets, the potentialfor multimarket interdependence among large banks thatmeet one another in numerous markets, and theappropriateness of local markets for analyzingcompetition. Finally, the emergence of electronicbanking and the unbundling of the pricing of serviceshave highlighted the possible importance of switchingcosts for customers in retail banking. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Retail Commercial Banking: An Update on a Period of Extraordinary Change

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007840809257
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Abstract

The 1990s has been an extraordinary period for theretail commercial banking industry. This industryupdate discusses some of the important developmentsand issues they have raised from the standpoint ofcompetition and antitrust policy. A massive mergermovement and removal of restrictions on interstatebanking have raised questions about barriers to entry,the influence of very large banks on the behavior ofother banks in local banking markets, the potentialfor multimarket interdependence among large banks thatmeet one another in numerous markets, and theappropriateness of local markets for analyzingcompetition. Finally, the emergence of electronicbanking and the unbundling of the pricing of serviceshave highlighted the possible importance of switchingcosts for customers in retail banking.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

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