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How and why do small firms manage interest rate risk? Evidence from commercial loans

Although small firms are most sensitive to interest rate and other shocks, empirical work on corporate risk management has focused instead on large public companies. This paper studies fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans to see how small firms manage their exposure to interest rate risk. The cross-sectional findings are as follows: credit-constrained firms consistently favor fixed-rate loans, minimizing their exposure to rising interest rates; firms adjust their exposure depending on how interest rate shocks covary with industry output; and "fixed versus adjustable" outcomes are correlated ...
Staff Reports , Paper 215

Conference Paper
A summary of \"Federal Home Loan Bank advances and commercial bank portfolio composition\"

Proceedings , Paper 1057

Evidence of a credit crunch?: results from the 2010 survey of first district community banks

This policy brief summarizes the findings of the Survey of Community Banks conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in May 2010. This survey seeks to understand how the supply of, and demand for, bank business loans changed in the period following the financial crisis. The survey design focuses on assessing how much community banks were willing and able to lend to local businesses that used to be customers of large banks but lost access to credit in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The survey responses provide some evidence that lending standards for commercial loans have ...
Public Policy Brief

Conference Paper
Differences across originators iin CMBS loan underwritten

Proceedings , Paper 1123

Journal Article
The structure of interest rates on business loans at member banks

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Jul , Pages 803-819

Journal Article
Commercial real estate and low interest rates

Commercial real estate construction faltered during the 2007 recession and has improved only slowly during the recovery. However, low interest rates have led to higher property valuations and are clearly benefiting the sector. The recovery of commercial property prices has been notable. Some measures suggest that, in some segments of the market, prices are close to their pre-recession highs. Valuation measures do not suggest that current prices are excessive.
FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
Microfinance in good times and bad: Yankee ingenuity keeps microfinance strong

With banks still facing challenges, alternative sources of credit are likely to play an increasingly important role in financing small businesses. The authors describe what ACCION USA has learned as its approach to microlending has evolved.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 12-14

Journal Article
Changes in loan pricing and business lending at commercial banks

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Jan

Loan sales and the slowdown in bank lending


Journal Article
Why no business loan growth?

Monetary Trends , Issue May



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