Finance & Banking - Recommended Sources

Listed below are some specialist e-resources that are bought by the University that you may wish to explore. 

There is also a list of useful websites.


Specialist e-resources

• Bloomberg  (in Library only) 

As well as the Bloomberg Suite in the Richmond building, there are 2 terminals on the first floor of the Library, which are available during our extended opening hours.
NOTE: These machines cannot be booked.

• Datastream  (in Library only) 

CURRENT UNAVAILABLE - please check back for updates December 2019

For masters or dissertation students, this is a very powerful database with financial and economic data from around the world.
It is available through AppsAnywhere (on campus).
Use is limited to two simultaneous connections at any one time. Try again after 15 minutes if unsuccessful at first.

Market Intelligence, part of S&P services and previously known as SNL (Savings and Loans), is a global financial database providing news, financial data, and analytics of banks and insurance companies. Bought by the Business School to replace Bankscope, it is available on campus only. First time users need to register using a University email address. 

• S&P Capital IQ not in Discovery 

S&P Capital IQ offers deep global company information, credit ratings and market research with tools for risk assessments. It provides access to both real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide. Some investment reports on Companies available. Similar to Bloomberg but web-based and available off-campus.


Fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. Includes research papers and the BIS quarterly review.

Excellent explanations of its areas of responsibility as well as access to publications, statistics and related material.
Includes the Prudential Regulation Authority.

"Industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK."

Financial Fraud Action UK provides a cohesive industry voice about financial fraud. It provides information for consumers and members including publicity campaigns, financial industry fraud statistics and useful links to other fraud sites.

Arbitrating between consumers and financial services

Includes data, rules and regulations and some explanations of special issues.

Research and reports from the Pensions Institute based at Cass Business School.

• UK Finance not in Discovery 

UK Finance represents nearly 300 of the main firms providing finance, banking, markets and payments-related services in or from the UK. Newly developed in July 2017 by combining most of the activities of the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association. This is a useful website providing news, statistics and some free reports in many areas of finance and banking including Business support, Cards, High Street Banking, Mortgages, Payments and Postcode Lending.

Find useful reports, policy submissions and responses to official reviews.

Links to 51 different stock exchanges as well as Monthly Statistics with price index levels at month-end, the share and bond turnovers in value, the market capitalisation, the number of listed companies, volatility and turnover ratios. Also includes futures and options trends and derivatives market surveys.

Lots of free market and company data and news plus consumer information to help you compare finance products.

Your Subject Team

Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3238

Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3452

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