Bank reputation and securitization quality: European evidence

Solomon Y. Deku, Alper Kara, David Marques-Ibanez

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We examine the link between issuer bank reputation and the performance of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in the European market. We find that MBS sold by reputable issuer banks are collateralised by higher quality asset pools with lower delinquency rates and are less likely to be downgraded. However, during boom periods – characterized by declining credit standards, MBS originated by reputable issuer banks tend to be collateralised by lower quality assets, compared to normal
Original languageEnglish
Article number102427
Number of pages7
JournalFinance Research Letters
Issue numberPart B
Early online date7 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022


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