Fintechs’ and SMEs’ cash holdings: evidence from OECD countries

Abbasi, K., Alam, MA ORCID:, Brohi, N. A., Fiza, M., Nasim, S. and Brohi, I. A. 'Fintechs’ and SMEs’ cash holdings: evidence from OECD countries' , in: The Fintech Disruption - How Financial Innovation Is Transforming the Banking , Springer Nature Switzerland AG. (In Press)

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (391kB) | Request a copy


Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be an important engine of an economy. Given the impact of cash holdings on the survival of SMEs, it is important to assess the factors that enhance SMEs’ cash holdings. Adopting the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) and using member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2011 to 2018, we find that Fintechs increase cash holdings of SMEs. Further, we find that better institutional quality strengthens the positive relation between Fintechs and cash holdings. Our results suggest that managers may utilize Fintechs to enhance cash holdings. Moreover, our findings are in line with the regulators' steps towards enhancing Fintech startups.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Depositing User: A Alam
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 13:30

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)