Forms, definitions and validations

Details of the forms that we use to collect data via OSCA, along with supporting documents.

Who has to provide us with statistical data?

Any financial institution that has permission from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to accept deposits has to provide us with data.

What you have to report depends on the size and type of your business. Once the PRA has granted you permission to accept deposits, we will tell you what your statistical reporting requirements are in writing. If you are unsure of your current obligations, email for more information.

PDFGeneral notes and definitions

PDFPolicy and procedures on confidentiality of data

Classification of accounts guide

This guide is intended for all institutions completing a range of Bank of England statistical returns. It describes the two most important systems of classification used in compiling economic and financial statistics in the United Kingdom – the economic sector classification, and the industrial classification.

PDFClassification of accounts guide

Data submission

Statistical data should be submitted through the Online Statistical Collection Application (OSCA). This data can be submitted by either manually populating an online form, or by uploading XML files of the populated forms.

If you experience issues submitting data via OSCA, email, using the form in our online specification or call +44 (0) 203 461 5360.

Reporting schedule

Additional information for each of the below Forms can be found within their respective definitions document.

For submission queries, email or call +44 (0)203 461 5360, unless otherwise stated.

Data collection forms

View information for each form submitted via OSCA, along with their respective definitions document.

Training presentations are also available below for a selection of forms.

This page was last updated 08 October 2020

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