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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
The European Journal of Finance

For a Special Issue on
The New Challenges of Global Banking and Finance

Manuscript deadline
31 July 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Winifred Huang, University of Bath, UK
[email protected]

Philip Molyneux, Bangor University, UK
[email protected]

Steven Ongena, University of Zurich, Switzerland
[email protected]

Ru Xie, University of Bath, UK
[email protected]

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The New Challenges of Global Banking and Finance

The economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented uncertainty to the global banking system. Banks are facing critical market challenges driven by deterioration in credit quality, persistently low interest rates, growth in shadow banking, disruptive but innovative new technologies and mounting regulation and compliance pressures. The deterioration in credit quality has forced banks to significantly step up their risk-weighted assets and loan loss provisions. In addition, persistently low interest rates, rising liquidity risk and sluggish loan demand have adversely affected bank interest margins and profitability. Further, big banks switch fintech focus by making significant investments in fintech companies as the relationship between banks and fintechs turn to be partners and suppliers, such business models are meant to adapt to the new global banking environment.

On the other hand, Covid-19 also works as a wake-up call for sustainable finance. Banks play a key role in the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy by funding and supporting environmentally and socially responsible projects and enterprises. The proposed special issue of The European Journal of Finance aims to offer an insight of the new challenges of global banking and finance. We welcome submissions addressing topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • The Impact of the Crisis on Bank Balance Sheets
  • Negative Interest Rates and Bank Performance
  • Risks in the Leveraged Loan Market
  • The Partner/Supplier Relationships between Banks and Fintech Companies
  • The Sustainability of Bank Business Models
  • The Financial Sector's Digital Transformation
  • Banks and Digital Currencies
  • Climate Change, Financial Markets and Prudential Regulation
  • Sustainable Banking
  • Green Banks
  • Climate-related Risks and Financial Stability

Submission Instructions

First round reviews: October 31st 2021;

Submission of revised papers: January 31st 2022.

All papers will be double blind refereed in the usual way. Authors should submit their work via the journal’s submission site indicating with a note that their paper should be considered for the EJF Special Issue in “The New Challenges of Global Banking and Finance”. Authors are reminded that submitted papers must comply with the format specified in the notes for authors on the European Journal of Finance website, and that there is a submission fee of £125.00. Submitted articles should be consistent with the aims and scope of the journal. The opening date for the special issue is 1st July 2021. Please do not submit for the special issue before that date. Contact Dr Xie if you need further information about the special issue or the journal ([email protected]) with general questions about EJF.

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