Information about using or copying material on our website, including the Bank of England Database and the Prudential Regulation Authority Rulebook, and social media channels (the ‘Resources). Please note that by using any of the Resources you accept these terms.


The information on this site and our social media channels is provided for general reference purposes only. While every effort is made to ensure that the site and social media channels are up to date and accurate, the Bank of England does not warrant, nor does it accept any responsibility or liability for, the accuracy or completeness of the content or for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained in this site.

Links to other sites are provided for your convenience, but the Bank of England accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of those sites or of any external site which links to this site.


The Bank of England is not responsible for how the information contained in any of the Resources is used, how it is interpreted or what reliance is placed on it. Commercial use for financial gain is permitted, however we do not accept responsibility for any alteration or manipulation of our data once it has been released via the Resources. The Bank does not accept any liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, resulting from the use of or the inability to use any of the Resources or reliance on information included in the Resources regardless of the reason. No user should act or refrain from acting on the information contained in this database without first verifying the information and obtaining professional advice.

We do not guarantee that the Resources will be available at all times, or that they are free from errors or viruses. Data downloaded from statistical releases or the database is done so at your own risk. We recommend that you take adequate measures to protect your own system.

The Bank of England reserves the right to terminate or restrict user access to the Resources if it determines that a user is acting in a manner contrary to the interests of other users, e.g. excessive use.

Any dispute arising out of use of the Resources or these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England, and the user and the Bank submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The Bank's omission to exercise any right under these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact


Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in the contents of the material available through our website and our social media channels, including any images and text, are owned by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. 

The Bank of England will endeavour to acknowledge third-party copyright. If third-party copyright has not been properly acknowledged, please notify us at the address below so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. 

You may:

  • download, display or print material from this website for personal use or use within an individual organisation and for a non-commercial purpose
  • create links to these pages
  • reproduce short extracts, provided the source is stated.

Requests for further authorisation regarding proposed use of the information on this website should be addressed to: Head of Media and Publications Division, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH.

You can also phone +44 (0)20 3461 4878 or email

If you have a complaint about how your application has been handled or you would like a review of the decision made in relation to your application, please write to the above address or email to 

In all Bank of England publications where permission to publish has been granted by external organisations, the copyright of that material remains with the originating organisation.

PRA Rulebook

Requests for authorisation to use PRA Rulebook content accessed through should be addressed to: Firm Enquiries, Prudential Regulation Authority, 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA.

You can also phone +44 (0)20 3461 7000 or email

Use of PRA Rulebook content is governed by the PRA Rulebook privacy policy and PRA Rulebook terms of use.

Bank of England Database

The Bank of England has taken care to ensure that, as far as possible, the information supplied in the Bank of England Database and statistical releases is correct. However no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy or completeness.

The Bank of England reserves the right to change the information published, the time of publication and the methods used to generate the information without notice. The Bank of England gives no assurance that information currently published will continue to be published in the future, or that information currently on the website will continue to be published.

The information made available via the database is the copyright of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. Reproduction of information is subject to the terms of the UK Open Government Licence, allowing and encouraging free and flexible data reuse. Please note that selected exchange rate data and series are excluded from this licence. In this instance, you are advised to contact us directly for permission if you wish to reproduce this information.

Data relating to monetary financial institutions in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are the copyright of the Isle of Man Treasury, Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Jersey Financial Services Commission respectively. We make such data available under licence from the relevant institution.

Acknowledgement is also made to the banks and other institutions (including the Office for National Statistics) that make material available to the Bank or which have allowed the Bank to reprint statistics compiled by them or have assisted the Bank in the collection of statistics from their members. 
You may print or download to a personal computer short extracts of the database for personal use and create hyperlinks to the homepage of the database provided that:

  1. The database is the acknowledged source, including the reference and
  2. The Bank can require you to delete any downloaded data at any time.
This page was last updated 10 April 2018
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