By the end of 2017 there appears to be on average a wide gap between leverage ratios of small banks and large banks, especially in Russia, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus.

Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Davide Salvatore Mare |

Are SMEs worse off as a result of Basel III capital requirements? A recent working paper featured in All About Finance suggests so.
While SME access to finance appears to decline after Basel…

Martin Melecky, Boris Fišera, Roman Horvath |

Fintech investment is pushing regulators to adapt new practices and monitor new risks. Our new post highlights three areas where substantial prudential concerns are growing.

Charles Taylor, Aquiles Almansi, Aurora Ferrari |

Agricultural households in SSA do not have enough financial tools to weather income shocks. Increasing the use of digital payments in agricultural supply chains may facilitate access to financial…

Dorothe Singer, Jake Hess, Saniya Ansar |

Gender discrimination in provision of finance can prevent women from exploiting their entrepreneurial potential. Previous non-experimental evidence suggests that guarantor requirements may be a…

Ralph De Haas, J Michelle Brock |

This blog discusses chapter one of the Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 and presents both the theoretical premises for bank regulation and supervision and the associated polices that…

Bob Cull, Davide Salvatore Mare |

This blog argues that the Digital Agricultural Revolution will reduce tracking and verification costs, allowing better-informed lenders to move away from land as collateral. It is part of the…

Elizabeth Ash, Julian Lampietti |

This blog focuses on Market Discipline, the second chapter of the Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020.

Deniz Anginer, Ata Can Bertay |

This blog focuses on the third chapter of the (recently launched) Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 focuses on bank capital regulation.

Claudia Ruiz, Miriam Bruhn |

This blog reports some of the findings presented in the Global Financial Development Report 2019 / 2020: Bank Regulation and Supervision a Decade after the Global Financial Crisis.

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt |