Banking in Europe

The Quest for Profitability after the Great Financial Crisis

  • Mariarosa Borroni
  • Simone Rossi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mariarosa Borroni, Simone Rossi
    Pages 1-22
  3. Mariarosa Borroni, Simone Rossi
    Pages 23-53
  4. Mariarosa Borroni, Simone Rossi
    Pages 55-82
  5. Mariarosa Borroni, Simone Rossi
    Pages 83-105
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 107-118

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot provides a comprehensive overview of the dynamics that are affecting the profitability of European banks since the recent crisis period. More specifically, it sheds light on the most crucial changes in profit generation and on the consequential changes in banking strategies due to fiercer competition, reduced margin and changing regulation. The work is divided in four main parts. The first section introduces the changes in bank management policies, considering the periods before and since the crisis. In the second section, the authors review the literature on bank profitability and outline the main determinants of profit generation, and in the third section they provide a cross-country analysis of profitability for a wide sample of European banks during the great financial crisis. In the last section, the authors discuss the results of the quantitative analysis under the new regulatory and competitive framework that is progressively affecting the banking sector (fintech, Basel regulations, etc.). This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and students of European banking.


Banking Profitability Bank Risk Financial crisis Income diversification Bank business models Financial Innovation Profit Generation Bank Regulation Bank Management FinTech Basel European Banking

Authors and affiliations

  • Mariarosa Borroni
    • 1
  • Simone Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Social SciencesUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuorePiacenzaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics and Social SciencesUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuorePiacenzaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15012-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15013-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-336X
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3378
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