We describe a recent innovation in the corporate lending business whereby banks tie the interest rate during the life of the loan to the borrowers’ credit default swap spreads or to a CDS index. We also discuss the potential impact this innovation may have on bank lending and more generally on financial intermediation and identify some potential adverse effects it may have for the stability of the financial system.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Financial Perspectives|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2014|