The Impacts of Mode of Communication with the Bank on the Cost of Bank Loans: Evidence from Small Businesses

Yu-Jen Hsiao, Kuan-Chen Chen, Nien-Tzu Chou, Yueh-Lung Lin

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Abstract

Using an analysis of data of small businesses from the United States, we find that small-business owners who are highly experienced and have a high level of education have high financing capacity, which is achieved by lowering the cost of bank loans to a firm. By contrast, poor credit history of owners in the past adversely affects bank loans. Especially, these results are mainly obtained from the analysis of small businesses that conduct business with banks by visiting in person. In addition, the conventional paradigm suggests that community banks (small, single-market, local banks) are better able to form strong relationships with informationally opaque small businesses, while "megabanks" (large, multimarket, nonlocal banks) tend to serve more transparent firms. But our results are often not consistent with the conventional paradigm, possibly because of changes in lending technologies and deregulation of the banking industry.
Translated title of the contribution聯繫溝通模式與貸款利率之關聯性-以美國小型企業為例
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
Journal應用經濟論叢
Issue number104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • Small Business
  • Owner Characteristic
  • Bank Loan
  • 小型企業
  • 企業所有權人特性
  • 銀行借貸

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