We publish statistics on the monetary and financial system which are relevant to our policy and regulatory responsibilities

Data and statistics by theme

Money and Credit

Each month we publish statistics on borrowing and deposits by households and businesses from banks and other sources. These statistics are used by our policy committees to understand economic trends and developments in the banking system. Please see the following data and statistics available:
  • Narrow money (notes and coins) and reserve balances

    Our monthly notes and coin statistics show the amount of sterling banknotes and coins in circulation. We publish data on our reserves at the same time.

    Release dates

    • 7 November 2018 (October 2018 data)
    • 5 December 2018 (November 2018 data)
    • 3 January 2019 (December 2018 data)
    • 6 February 2019 (January 2019 data)
    • 6 March 2019 (February 2019 data)
    • 3 April 2019 (March 2019 data)
    • 1 May 2019 (April 2019 data)
    • 5 June 2019 (May 2019 data)
    • 3 July 2019 (June 2019 data)
    • 7 August 2019 (July 2019 data)

Quoted interest rates

Monthly data on advertised interest rates for a range of mortgage, consumer credit and deposit products offered to households.

Release dates

  • 7 November 2018 (October 2018 data)
  • 7 December 2018 (November 2018 data)
  • 8 January 2019 (December 2018 data)
  • 7 February 2019 (January 2019 data)
  • 7 March 2019 (February 2019 data)
  • 5 April 2019 (March 2019 data)
  • 8 May 2019 (April 2019 data)
  • 7 June 2019 (May 2019 data)
  • 5 July 2019 (June 2019 data)
  • 7 August 2019 (July 2019 data)

Effective interest rates

Each month the Bank publishes data on effective interest rates. These show average interest rates across households and businesses deposit or loan accounts with UK banks and building societies.

Financial markets, income, and external business

The Bank publishes regular statistics on financial markets, MFIs’ income and expenditure, and MFIs’ external balance sheet. These include quarterly data on UK-owned MFIs’ consolidated worldwide claims, and quarterly data on UK resident MFIs’ income and expenditure, financial derivative positions, and claims and liabilities with non-residents. The Bank also publishes monthly estimates of capital issuance where UK resident MFIs act as the issuing agents.

  • Annual reweighting of the sterling exchange rate index

    The Bank of England carries out an annual update of the sterling exchange rate index weights. The sterling exchange rate index (ERI) is a measure of the overall change in the trade-weighted exchange value of sterling, calculated by weighting together bilateral exchange rates. It is designed to measure changes in the price competitiveness of traded goods and services, and so the weights reflect trade flows in manufactured goods and services.

    Next pre-announcement and actual announcement date to be confirmed

Regulatory data

This section includes data on mortgage lending activities, data on levels of capital and risk-weighted assets for the UK banking sector, and credit union statistics. 

Data quality

Statistical Code of Practice

The Statistical Code of Practice sets out our standards for the collection, compilation and dissemination of monetary, financial and regulatory data. These standards are similar to the ones used by the UK Statistics Authority.

Data Quality Framework

Definitions of statistical data quality are maintained by international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the European Statistical System. The Data Quality Framework (2014) describes how we interprets statistical data quality concepts in our published statistics.

Cost benefit analysis

In 2005-06 we looked at the balance of costs between reviewing existing statistical outputs regularly and assessing new statistics. We wanted to create more considered assessments but had to balance that with the reporter’s compliance costs. Our approach is explained in the Cost-benefit analysis of monetary and financial statistics (2006). The principle of assessing the balance between costs and benefit when we produce statistics still applies.


Please email if you have any enquiries on the statistics above.

Please see the historical version of the website (National Archives) for any statistical releases and articles published prior to 2015.

This page was last updated 15 November 2018
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