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Information for Reporting Institutions

This area of the site holds useful information for banks that report statistical returns to the Bank of England.

Forms, definitions and validations

This includes forms within the Banking Statistics "Yellow" folder and other forms collected by SRDD.                                          

Go to the forms, definitions and validations page

General notes and definitions

This applies to all forms contained within the Banking Statistics "Yellow" Folder below. These are the AD, AL, BE, BG, BT, C1, CA, CC, CE, CL, CX, DI, DQ, ELS, ER, FI, FO, FT,GT, HC, IC, IO, IS, LN, MM, MQ, PL, RSL, VP and WO.

General notes and definitions (149KB)

General notes and definitions - From January 2014 (105KB)

Classification of accounts guide

This guide describes the economic sector classification and the industrial classification, the two most important systems of classification used to compile economic and financial statistics in the United Kingdom.

Classification of accounts guide (292KB)  

Reporting thresholds

This guide explains the promotion/demotion criteria.

Current reporting thresholds (21KB)

Reporting schedule

The reporting schedule states when statistical returns are expected to be reported to the Bank of England.                                                                                                                     

Reporting schedule 2013   (29KB)

Reporting schedule 2014 (14KB)

Electronic reporting

The Online Statistical Collection Application (OSCA).

Go to the electronic reporting page


Key Resources

​International financial reporting standards: A review of issues likely to impact on SRDD's data (154KB)
The Bank would welcome approaches from any reporter for whom the development of new IFRS-based information systems may impact on their ability or preference to deliver statistical data on the current yellow folder definitions. The background paper above reviews IFRS accounting issues which may carry implications for statistical reporting.