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Foreign bank acquisitions and outreach : evidence from Mexico, Volume 1
 
Author:Beck, Thorsten; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Country:Mexico;
Date Stored:2008/06/24Document Date:2008/01/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Access to Finance; Banks & Banking Reform; Debt Markets; ; Corporate Law
Language:EnglishRegion:Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:WPS4467Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4467
Volume No:1  

Summary: Recently, developing countries have witnessed a sharp increase in foreign bank participation. The authors examine the impact on banking outreach using newly gathered data for Mexico, where foreign bank participation rose from 2 percent to 83 percent of assets during 1997-2005. Country-, bank-, and bank-municipality level estimations show a decline in the number of deposit and loan accounts. While country- and bank-level estimations indicate an increase in the share of municipalities with bank branches and in the likelihood of bank presence, bank-municipality regressions show that only rich and urban municipalities benefited. Overall, the evidence is consistent with a decline in outreach.

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