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.
This guide explains the promotion/demotion criteria.
Current reporting thresholds (21KB)
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)
The Bank of England electronic reporting system (BEERS)
Go to the electronic reporting page
International financial reporting standards: A review of issues likely to impact on SRDD's data
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. A background paper reviewing IFRS accounting issues which may carry implications for statistical reporting can be viewed and downloaded here.