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Description: Information on public and private banks throughout the world.

Each bank report contains detailed consolidated and/or unconsolidated balance sheet and income statement. Data comes from Fitch Ratings and six other sources. Also provides company and country risk ratings and reports, ownership, and security and price information.

Important notices on BankScope

We have been informed by BvD that BankScope will cease as of January 1, 2017. BankScope will be replaced by a new, BvD product, Bank Focus. Non-US banks in BankFocus will only have 3 years of financials to start. The years of financial data will grow over time. US banks will start with 20 years of financials. Both products will be available until January 1. Users may want to download the non-US financials from WRDS while the backfile is still available. Another difference from BankScope, Bank Focus will no longer have Fitch Ratings. Ratings from Capital Intelligence are available.

To access BankScope through WRDS, click Bureau van Dijk under Current Subscriptions and then navigate to the database.

Content Type: Company Information, Company Financials & Filings, WRDS

Subject: Banks, Credit Ratings, Fundamentals, Risk


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  • HU undergraduates may use WRDS in the Financial Databases Room.

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