Universal Banking: International Comparisons and Theoretical Perspectives

Paperback | February 1, 1997

byJordi Canals

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The deregulation and disintermediation processes, the globalization of financial markets, the emergence of new competitors, and the introduction of new formation technologies have brought about profound changes in the banking industry. Banks have lost market share and show decreasing economicperformance. In the wake of this, Professor Canals addresses several important questions: are universal banks bound to disappear? What is the role of universal banks in modern financial markets? What should banks' strategic reactions be to those changes in industry?

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The deregulation and disintermediation processes, the globalization of financial markets, the emergence of new competitors, and the introduction of new formation technologies have brought about profound changes in the banking industry. Banks have lost market share and show decreasing economicperformance. In the wake of this, Professo...

Jordi Canals is at University of Navarra.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198775059

ISBN - 13:9780198775058

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Table of Contents

1. The transformation of the banking industry and the theory of financial intermediation2. Capital markets versus bank intermediation3. The separation between commercial and investment banking: the case of the United States4. Universal banks versus specialized banks5. Universal banks and bank/non-financial company groups6. Germany: the relationship between banks and non-financial companies7. The Japanese main bank system and its influence on industry8. The Spanish financial model9. The internationalization of banking10. New organizational patterns in banking11. Universal banks, specialized banks, and the regulation of financial services12. The future of banking: some final ideas

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`A book to be read by anyone concerned with banking strategies.'CIB News, July/August 1997