Money, Banking and Credit

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Money, Banking and Credit

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This section covers bespoke data on the banking system and other credit institutions.  It also includes data on the Bank of England balance sheet and its operations and money and credit aggregates.  These are backed up by digitised publications such as the Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin and Statistical Abstracts, and the Annual Abstract of Banking Statistics.

Long runs of money and credit data

Users should first consult the Money and Credit sections of the Millennium of Macroeconomic Data v3.1 (xls), which contains data on various money and credit aggregates as well as data on the Bank of England balance sheet. This includes data from the recent study by Nuno Palma who has reconstructed money supply data for England between 1270 and 1870 based on various medieval and early modern benchmark estimates by Nick Mayhew and Martin Allen. From 1870 the historical data on money and credit are based on Capie and Webber (1985) and Sheppard (1971). Headline series from the Millennium dataset are available to view on FRED.

Bank of England Balance Sheet 1696-present

Several worksheets have been made available on the Bank's balance sheet at an annual and weekly frequency and are available on the Research datasets page at the Bank of England. Bank of England Operations

For detailed information on the Bank's lender of last resort operations between 1844-1944 please see the worksheet below based on the work of Anson et al. (2017) and available on the Research datasets page at the Bank of England (spreadsheet linked below).Bill Allen has also transcribed Excel sheets covering the Bank's gilt-edged, foreign exchange and gold operations during the 1950s .
Bank and building society balance sheets 1880-1966

Balance sheets for banks and other financial institutions were collated by David Sheppard published in the Growth and Role of UK Financial Institutions 1880-1962. This has been made available with the kind permission of Professor Sheppard's family. A pdf of the whole volume and a summary spreadsheet of the data on UK banks' balance sheets are available below. Further excel transcriptions covering other data in the volume will be made available soon.
The London Clearing Banks
A very useful volume summarising the role of the London Clearing Banks in the late 1970s is available below.  This was based on evidence given by the banks in 1977 to the Committee to Review the Functioning of Financial Institutions. The Bank of England
The Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin started in 1960 and contains many useful articles including a statistical annex up until 1994. The Bank of England also produced numerous methodological articles on money and credit statistics many of which appeared in the Monetary and Financial Statistics publication produced by the Bank. These contain useful summaries and updates of how definitions of the monetary and credit aggregates have changed over time.
The following titles are available to select in the dropdown menus of this section.

  • Annual Abstract of Banking Statistics (pending permissions)
  • Bank of England Daily Books
  • Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin Statistical Annex from 1960 - 1994
  • Bank of England Statistical Abstracts from 1970
  • Building Society Statistics (pending permissions)
Please select a publication title and year from the boxes below to narrow down the list. The available excel and pdf files are shown in the table. If the publication you are looking for is not in this section please see the complete list of downloadable publications. The Bank of England Statistical Summary from 1929-1945 can be found in the Headline Macro Data section.
Article NameExcel FilePDF File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1851 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1852 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1853 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1855 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1860 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1861 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1862 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1863 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1865 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1866 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1867 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1870 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1871 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1873 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1874 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1876 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1880 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1881 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1882 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1884 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1886 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1890 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1891 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1902 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1903 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1904 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1911 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1917 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1929 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1941 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1945 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1946 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1949 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1950 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1951 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1954 No Excel File
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Bank of England Daily Accounts 1957 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1958 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1959 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1960 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical-annex-QB-1960-Q4-pp.31-65 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1961 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical-annex-QB-1961-Q1-pp.25-60 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1961 Q2) pp.33-68 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1961 Q3) pp.31-66 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1961 Q4) pp.39-79 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1962 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1962 Q1) pp.36-79 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1962 Q2) pp.117-158 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1962 Q3) pp.190-232 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1962 Q4) pp.271-312 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1963 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1963 Q1) pp.36-80 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1963 Q2) pp.122-165 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1963 Q3) pp.202-245 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1963 Q4) pp.298-340 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1964 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1964 Q1) pp.38-84 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1964 Q2) pp.121-170 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1964 Q3) pp.201-252 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1964 Q4) pp.291-343 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1965 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1965 Q1) pp.50-99 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1965 Q3) pp.250-300 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1965 Q4) pp.350-400 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1966 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1966 Q1) pp.55-99 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1966 Q2) pp.163-204 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1966 Q3) pp.263-308 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1966 Q4) pp.356-400 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1967 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1967 Q1) pp.61-106 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1967 Q2) pp.167-213 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1967 Q3) pp.281-327 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1967 Q4) pp.387-434 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1968 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1968 Q1) pp.53-101 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1968 Q2) pp.179-228 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1968 Q3) pp.289-337 No Excel File
BEQB_Statistical-annnex-QB-1968-Q4-pp.419-466 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1969 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1969 Q1) pp.77-126 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1969 Q2) pp.223-272 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1969 Q3) pp.297-346 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1969 Q4) pp.475-524 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1970 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1970 Q1) pp.65-116 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1970 Q2) pp.199-249 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1970 Q3) pp.329-379 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1970 Q4) pp.477-526 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 1970 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1971 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1971 Q1) pp.85-144 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1971 Q2) pp.233-292 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1971 Q3) pp.373-432 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1971 Q4) pp.511-573 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1972 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1972 Q1) pp.91-157 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1972 Q2) pp.239-300 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1972 Q3) pp.371-432 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1972 Q4) pp.519-583 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1973 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1973 Q1) pp.61-123 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1973 Q2) pp.203-265 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1973 Q3) pp.333-398 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1973 Q4) pp.481-549 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1974 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1974 Q1) pp.57-120 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1974 Q2) pp.183-248 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1974 Q3) pp.317-382 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1974 Q4) pp.439-510 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1975 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1975 Q1) pp.53-122 No Excel File
BEQB - Recent statistics (QB 1975 Q2) pp.196-207 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1975 Q3) pp.251-321 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1975 Q4) pp.371-439 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 1975 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1976 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1976 Q1) pp.83-149 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1976 Q2) pp.217-284 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1976 Q3) pp.329-405 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1976 Q4) pp.457-533 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1977 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1977 Q1) pp.53-133 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1977 Q2) pp.209-280 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1977 Q3) pp.331-411 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1977 Q4) pp.469-551 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1978 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1978 Q1) pp.67-149 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1978 Q2) pp.253-330 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1978 Q3) pp.403-483 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1978 Q4) pp.543-630 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1979 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1979 Q1) pp.57-106 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1979 Q2) pp.197-246 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1979 Q3) pp.309-356 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1979 Q4) pp.417-473 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1980 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1980 Q1) pp.65-115 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1980 Q2) pp.211-260 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1980 Q3) pp.333-385 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1980 Q4) pp.463-521 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1981 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1981 Q1) pp.89-149 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1981 Q2) pp.249-305 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1981 Q3) pp.383-446 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1981 Q4) pp.549-613 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1982 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1982 Q1) pp.109-173 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1982 Q2) pp.273-324 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1982 Q3) pp.405-460 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1982 Q4) pp.553-608 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1983 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1983 Q1) pp.81-150 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1983 Q2) pp.259-318 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1983 Q3) pp.397-452 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1983 Q4) pp.567-620 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1984 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1984 Q1) pp.87-150 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1984 Q2) pp.241-296 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1984 Q3) pp.379-432 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1984 Q4) pp.541-590 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1985 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1985 Q1) pp.93-160 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1985 Q2) pp.285-336 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1985 Q3) pp.443-496 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1985 Q4) pp.593-640 No Excel File
Bank of England Daily Accounts 1986 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1986 Q1) pp.91-158 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1986 Q2) pp.255-306 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1986 Q3) pp.395-446 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1986 Q4) pp.575-625 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1987 Q1) pp.95-160 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1987 Q2) pp.269-314 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1987 Q3) pp.417-469 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1987 Q4) pp.563-608 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1988 Q1) pp.89-154 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1988 Q2) pp.251-298 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1988 Q4) pp.555-603 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1989 Q1) pp.105-171 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1989 Q2) pp.271-312 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1989 Q3) pp.417-467 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1989 Q4) pp.565-609 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1990 Q1) pp.89-154 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1990 Q2) pp.253-300 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1990 Q3) pp.385-436 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1990 Q4) pp.533-582 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1991 Q1) pp.101-170 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1991 Q2) pp.267-312 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1991 Q3) pp.399-448 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1991 Q4) pp.549-596 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1992 Q1) pp.85-120 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1992 Q2) pp.217-236 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1992 Q3) pp.335-346 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1992 Q4) pp.465-476 No Excel File
Bank Of England Statistical Abstract 1993 Part 1 No Excel File
Bank Of England Statistical Abstract 1993 Part 2 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1993 Q1) pp.121-146 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1993 Q2) pp.275-286 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1993 Q3) pp.393-406 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1993 Q4) pp.539-552 No Excel File
BEQB - Statistical annex (QB 1994 Q1) pp.71-98 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 1996 Part 1 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 1996 Part2 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 1999 Part 1 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 1999 Part 2 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 2002 Part 1 No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 2002 Part 2a No Excel File
Bank of England Statistical Abstract 2002 Part 2b No Excel File