Journal of Financial Services Research

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 147–162

Does Bancassurance Reduce the Price of Financial Service Products?

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10693-008-0031-x

Cite this article as:
Okeahalam, C.C. J Finan Serv Res (2008) 33: 147. doi:10.1007/s10693-008-0031-x

Abstract

I assess the impact of bancassurance on the price of retail financial services. I find that service fees in a product bundle increase less than proportionally to the number of services; that an increase in the number of clients in each product bundle market reduces fees by 1.5%; that the degree of competition in the markets of each bundle also reduces fees; that premium products have higher average costs; and finally, that cross-holdings reduce prices by about 5% and bancassurance reduces prices by just over 6%. The price reduction declines if both strategies are combined.

Keywords

Bancassuranceproducts bundlesprices

JEL Classification

D01G2L11L23

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Benefit Advisory ResearchGroup AGHBenmore, JohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Sandton, JohannesburgSouth Africa