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Economic indicators: financial services

Economic indicators for the financial services sector are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access reports and online resources providing statistics and commentary.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Useful links

CBI/PwC financial services survey
Quarterly survey conducted by the Confederation of British Industry and PwC. It identifies trends and forecasts future prospects for the financial services industry, including banks, finance houses, securities traders, fund managers, the insurance industry and other financial services activities. The archive of this report contains 2013-2016 editions. The editions for 2017 and 2018 have to be searched for individually.

TheCityUK reports
Research reports published by TheCityUK featuring key facts and economic trends for the financial services market.

London Stock Exchange Statistics
Monthly statistics on markets and trading activity published by the London Stock Exchange. The fact sheets provide data on market capitalisation and stock turnover for primary, professional securities and AIM markets.

Bank of England Statistics
The Bank of England compiles and publishes a range of financial statistics covering domestic and international banking. Regular statistical releases are available in addition to a free interactive database.

Fund statistics
The Investment Management Association publishes data on fund sales and funds under management for UK authorised unit trusts and open ended investment companies (OEICS). The site also contains an annual Asset management survey covering the size and structure of the industry, profitability, and key industry trends.

Further resources

We also produce a series of Business and Industry Guides that provide useful information on a variety of business and industry sectors, including links to market research reports, statistics, trade bodies and trade journals.

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