Benink, Harald Bertay, Ata Can Bijlsma, Michiel Brosens, Teunis Bley, Andreas Bruinshoofd, Allard de Haan, Jakob Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli Hoogduin, Lex Houben, Aerdt Huizinga, Harry Nagel, Wilfred Sanchis, Alicia Schoenmaker, Dirk
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SUERF Studies 2014/2
Banks play a central role in the functioning of the economy. Not only do they allocate financial resources, they also collectively create money in the process of granting loans. In this way, they have a considerable impact on the type of activities that are financed in society. During the financial crisis, it became clear that the banking sector at large was not sufficiently stable and customer-focused. Since then, banks and regulators alike have been busy reviewing bank business models, and several committees have been installed to investigate the desired scale and scope of banking activities.