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Banking Policy and Structure (RLE Banking & Finance)

A Comparative Analysis, 1st Edition

By J S G Wilson


460 pages

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This book provides a comparative analysis of the several types of banking structure and the ways in which banks undertake their business. It surveys central banking arrangements in a number of countries. Against an historical background, it describes banking systems ranging from the so-called ‘unit banking’ of the USA to the branch banking arrangements that derive from British experience, as well as many systems in between. The business of banking is analysed comparatively within the framework of a simplified bank balance sheet, special attention being given to industrial banking and to assets and liabilities management. It explores how money markets function and, within this framework, how central banks operate and attempt to implement monetary and credit policy. The book includes the results of extensive new research, part of which involved interviewing many key figures throughout the banking industry.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. The Evolution of Deposit Banking 2. Financial Concentration and the Extension of Branch Banking 3. Unit Banking: The Experience of the USA 4. Hybrid Banking Systems 5. The Nordic Countries: Banking Structures 6. The Business of Banking 7. Industrial Banking 8. Assets and Liabilities Management 9. The Role of a Money Market 10. The Principles of Central Banking 11. The Techniques of Credit Control 12. Conclusion. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Banking & Finance

Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankers

This set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General