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The Asset/Liability Structure of the Philippine Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in 2000s: A Preliminary Study for Financial Access Analyses

Discussion Papers



April 2014


Based on the consolidated statements data of the universal/commercial banks (UKbank) and non-bank financial institutions with quasi-banking licenses, this paper presents a keen necessity of obtaining data in detail on both sides (assets and liabilities) of their financial conditions and further analyses. Those would bring more adequate assessments on the Philippine financial system, especially with regard to each financial subsector’s financing/lending preferences and behavior.

The paper also presents a possibility that the skewed locational and operational distribution exists in the non-UKbank financial subsectors. It suggests there may be a significant deviation from the authorities’ (the BSP, SEC and others) intended/anticipated financial system in the banking/non-bank financial institutions’ real operations.

Keywords: credit channel, financial intermediaries, non-bank financial institutions
JEL classification: E42, E52, G38

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