External business of Monetary Financial Institutions operating in the UK - 2020 Q4

This statistical release covers all claims on and liabilities to other countries by UK-resident banks and building societies (monetary financial institutions).
Published on 05 March 2021

Key points

  • Adjusted for exchange rate movements, external liabilities increased by $145.4 billion during 2020 Q4. The increase was more than accounted for by an increase in liabilities to Developed Countries, which was largely attributable to the United States.
  • Adjusted for exchange rate movements, external claims increased by $119.9 billion during 2020 Q4. The largest increase in claims was on Developed Countries, which was more than accounted for by the United States.

Queries

If you have any comments or queries about this release, please emailĀ dsd_ibs@bankofengland.co.uk.

Next release date: 4 June 2021

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