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Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750587.084

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

During the 1970s, international lending by banks came to play a dominant role in the flow of international finance. In the early 1980s, banks have continued to play a major role, but the recent evidence of strains...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

During the 1970s, international lending by banks came to play a dominant role in the flow of international finance. In the early 1980s, banks have continued to play a major role, but the recent evidence of strains...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

During the 1970s, international lending by banks came to play a dominant role in the flow of international finance. In the early 1980s, banks have continued to play a major role, but the recent evidence of strains...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

During the 1970s, international lending by banks came to play a dominant role in the flow of international finance. In the early 1980s, banks have continued to play a major role, but the recent evidence of s...

II Recent Developments

II Recent Developments »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

The year 1982 was one of turmoil in financial markets. Banking problems, as measured, say, by the tiering of interest rates, were not as severe as in 1974–75, but it is nonetheless likely that substantial ch...

III Financial Consequences of International Banking Problems

III Financial Consequences of International Banking Problems »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

The immediate consequences of problems in international banking would be financial—the disruption of payments mechanisms and the breakdown of financial intermediation. If unchecked, these could quickly impin...

IV Possible Sources of Banking Problems

IV Possible Sources of Banking Problems »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

As in all financial intermediation, risk is an inherent feature of international banking. This section describes the risks involved and discusses some of the threats these risks pose to the continuity of int...

V Prudential Safeguards for Bank Solvency12

V Prudential Safeguards for Bank Solvency12 »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

The first line of defense for the stability of banking systems is that individual banks themselves act so as to reduce the risk of failure. Financial intermediation is inherently risky; therefore, banks must...

VI Prudential Safeguards for Bank Liquidity

VI Prudential Safeguards for Bank Liquidity »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

Since no system of prudential control can eliminate the possibility of bank failure, depositors can never be certain that banks will be able to repay their deposits; and if doubts arise about the solvency of...

VII International Aspects of Official Support for Banks

VII International Aspects of Official Support for Banks »

Source: Aspects of the International Banking Safety Net

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): G. Johnson , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1983

ISBN: 9781557750587

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, banking system, international banks, national bank

Viewed from an international perspective, deposit insurance plays a relatively minor role in bolstering the confidence of depositors. There are also a number of gaps in coverage by lenders of last resort, in...