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Będowska-Sójka Barbara (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland), Kliber Agata (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland), Laidroo Laivi (Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia)
Has the Pandemic Changed the Relationships between Fintechs and Banks?
Operations Research and Decisions, 2023, vol. 33, no. 4, s. 15-33, rys., wykr., tab., bibliogr. 40 poz.
COVID-19, Rynki finansowe, Banki, Ocena działalności banku, Technologie finansowe
COVID-19, Financial markets, Banks, Assessment of banking performances, FinTech
We examine the impact of COVID-19 on the banking and fintech sectors based on the relationships of the respective stock indices from December 2017 to April 2022. We analyse dynamic correlations within multivariate GARCH models and relationships in tails with the quantile coherency approach. Returns of fintech and banks dropped simultaneously at the beginning of the pandemic, but the analysis of cumulative returns and draw-downs reveals that the former recovered faster. Banks and fintechs experienced sharp declines together and fintech experienced extreme growth during the downfalls in the banking sector. However, the latter relationship disappears when we analyze only the banks from the USA and Eurozone. Thus, integrating with fintech may be especially beneficial for banks outside those regions. The ability of fintech to resurface and continue to grow demonstrates its importance in the financial system and confirms the shift toward a digital economy in financial markets. (original abstract)
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