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Determinants of Bank Fee Income in the EU Banking Industry - Does Market Concentration Matter?

Author(s): prof. PhDr. Petr Teplý Ph.D.,
PhDr. Karolína Vozková ,
Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2018
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: ISSN 1210-0455 (print), ISSN 2336-730X (online)
Published in: Prague Economic Papers, Czech Republic
Publishing place: Prague, Czech Republic
Keywords: bank, fee and commission income, generalized method of moments, Herfindahl index, market concentration
JEL codes: C23, G21, L25
Suggested Citation: Vozková, K., Teplý, P. (2018)."Determinants of Bank Fee Income in the EU Banking Industry - Does Market Concentration Matter?", Prague Economic Papers, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 3–20,
Grants: GACR 15-00036S Credit Risk Modeling for Financial and Commodity Assets Portfolios VŠE IP100040
Abstract: In this paper, we analyse the key determinants of bank fee and commission income in the European Union with a special emphasis on market concentration. On a sample of 258 EU banks during the 2007–2014 period, we apply System Generalized Method of Moments. First, we argue that the banks facing higher competition tend to expand more aggressively into non-traditional activities, and therefore they report a higher share of fee income in total income. Second, we found that a higher equity to assets ratio is related with higher shares of fee income since the bank needs more capital to prevent or manage the potential risks of the non-traditional activities. Finally, a high deposits to assets ratio tends to increase the fee income share, which may be possibly attributed to relatively high switching costs and to close depositor-bank relationship in the EU banks.
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