The impact of COVID-19 on the banking sector. Are we heading for the next banking crisis?

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Abstract

Purpose
This study aims to examine the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the banking sector and to assess if COVID-19 was a trigger for the banking crisis.

Design/methodology/approach
To achieve the main objective, the beta of the banking sector was calculated and analysed. In addition, a fixed panel regression model was applied over the period from the 30th of December 2019 until the 24th of September 2021.

Findings
The results suggest that the pandemic contributed to higher volatility and risk in banking sector but did not confirm a systematic banking crisis.

Originality/value
This paper contributes to the literature by analysing the COVID-19 pandemic as a potential trigger for a banking crisis. This paper also contributed by studying the effects of COVID-19 on the banking sector, especially the risk in the banking sector.
Original languageEnglish
JournalQualitative Research in Financial Markets
Early online date14 Feb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2023

Keywords

  • Banking sector
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Capital asset pricing model beta

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