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Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Collateral and Collateral Law

Earlier we considered how collateral helps with financial intermediation. However the extent to which it can help or play its role is dependent of the collateral law applicable. The next section covers what is meant by collateral law and what facets of collateral would normally be impacted by collateral law. It also compares the effectiveness of modern collateral law systems against the restrictions of unreformed traditional systems.

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Collateral Valuation: Credit Risk: Role of collateral in Financial Intermediation

Financial intermediation refers to the channeling of funds from those who have money (the lender) to those that do not have sufficient money to carry out a desired activitiy (the borrower). Collateral plays a very important role in this process. In this post we will look at the benefits of collateral to the lender and borrower and how it promotes and enhances the financial intermediation process. We also consider the situations where collateral is not easily available and the resultant impact on the financial intermediation process and the economy as a whole.

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