Payment Fintechs and Debt Enforcement

Rishabh, Kumar and Schäublin, Jorma. (2021) Payment Fintechs and Debt Enforcement. WWZ Working Paper, 2021 (02). Basel.

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Fintech payment companies acting as lenders possess a potential solution to weak debt enforcement. Their location in the payment chain yields them a senior position in the revenue stream of the borrowing merchant, as the payment company can deduct part of the merchant's sales it processes to amortize the loan. Our analysis of the transactions processed through a fintech company offering such sales-linked loans suggests that some borrowers discontinuously reduce sales processed through the company immediately after the loan disbursal to strategically default. We find that competition from other lenders and cash limits the effectiveness of this enforcement technology.
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Finanzmärkte (Lengwiler)
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UniBasel Contributors:Rishabh, Kumar and Schäublin, Jorma Juhani
Item Type:Working Paper
Number of Pages:67
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
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  • handle: RePEc:bsl:wpaper:2021/02
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Last Modified:07 Jun 2022 12:16
Deposited On:03 Sep 2021 14:37

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