A summary of credit creation

This post on VoxEU gives a neat summary of the credit creation process, and the ways that collateral chains have had an impact on the process.

I’m not going to reiterate the post – as it is concise, and if you are interested it would be a good idea to go and read it.  However, what I will say is that this is akin to the standard view of credit markets – essentially at a given point in time assets and liabilities match across the market, but the more convoluted the chain, the more vulnerable financial markets are to an uncompensated change in asset prices.