Banks’ Business Models in Europe: Are Cooperative Banks Different?

  • Rym AyadiEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


The previous decades have seen a frenetic race to high returns on equity coupled with excessive risk-taking, encouraged by a lax monetary policy and accommodating banking regulations. This has led to major changes in the way banks conduct business. The failures of several large banks with unsustainable business models has spurred contagion and contributed to the global financial and Eurozone economic crises. However, not all types of banks are facing the same challenges and/or responding in the same way to crises. This chapter on business models attempts to address the diversity of banks in Europe and to better understand the response function of each category in a crisis situation in terms of performance and risk.


Business Model Financial Crisis Banking Sector Investment Bank Saving Bank 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International Business and International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance, HMontrealCanada

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