Credit Rationing in Britain after 1945

Francesca Carnevali

in Europe's Advantage

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199257393
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603846 | DOI:
Credit Rationing in Britain after 1945

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This chapter focuses on the structure of British banking after 1945, and the internal organization of the commercial banks. It shows how these two elements induced credit rationing to small firms.

Keywords: Radcliffe committee; Bolton committee; Barclays bank; Midland bank; Lloyds bank; transaction costs

Chapter.  10243 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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