Credit decision-making and information requirements

  • Susan Cancino Grupo Investigación Biotecnología Vegetal
  • Giovanni Cancino Escalante


The world economy experienced a systemic financial crisis that resulted from a period of excessive borrowing and lending. The purpose of the research was to understand the credit decision-making process and the information requirements by banks. A survey was conducted among twenty-two Brazilian credit establishments and results showed that the perceived importance and actual frequency of use of resources such as audited accounts, banker´s internal records and loan experience were similar and security was an important issue for small businesses due to the problem of information asymmetry.

Keywords: Credit decision-making, information asymmetry, large and small companies

JEL: G21-Banks, F65-Finance, G2-Financial Institutions and Service


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