Title

Deposit-Lending Synergies and Bank Profitability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2018

Abstract

Banks accept deposits and often lend via commitments. It has been shown that there are synergies between transaction deposits and loan commitments; and that the volatility of bank stock returns declines when these two liquidity risks are taken together. We examine whether such deposit-lending synergies reflect on U.S. commercial bank profitability levels, and whether the synergies impact bank profitability levels differently around financial crises. Our results from panel regressions show that the deposit-lending synergies translate to increased profitability only for small publicly traded banks. However, pre-crisis deposit-lending synergies do not appear to lead to higher profitability during or after the crises.

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Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s12197-017-9414-x

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Publication Title

J Econ Finan

DOI

10.1007/s12197-017-9414-x

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