Collateral Determinants in Bank Loans: The Conductor of Credit Risks' Polyphony
The study estimates the impact of collateral determinants, so as collateral requirements, targeted on loan- to-value (LTV ratio), on credit risk of bank corporate loans. The approach presented focused, on the one hand, on tests of the prevalence of so-called the Ex Post and Ex Ante theories of collateral in banking. And the ability of collateral determinants, LTV ratio in particular, as tools of credit risk management to predict and evaluate lenders’ overconfidence, on the other. That is a novelty of collateral controlling and credit risk management in Russian banking.
Features of assets and property rights pledged for bank loans in Russia are also analyzed. The research is based on econometric methods, linear regressions, and binary models.
The prevalence of Ex Post theory for collateral has been proved for Russian bank corporate loans. The higher credit risks, the higher banks’ collateral requirements to pledge corporate loans. This evidence corresponds Russian bank experience to international practical overview.
Moreover, banks studied depict strong preferences in collateral types alongside the credit risk management, presenting the importance of financial behavior studies in banking. Empirical results of the research inspire to continue indicating probability-of-default for corporate loans, based on behavioral aspects of banks’ collateral requirements, and lenders’ preference in collateral types and features.