Financial system/External Links
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Selected financial institutions
The United States 
Bank of America
J P Morgan Chase
The United Kingdom
Lloyds Banking Group
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Other finance providers
Peer to peer lending
Funding Circle (UK)
Credit rating agencies
Standard and Poor's
The New York Stock Exchange
NASDAQ (The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is the best-known dealer market.
The London Stock Exchange began operating in "Jonathan's Coffee House" in 1698. Main market, Alternative Investments Market (AIM), Professional Services Market, Specialist Funds Market.
The United States
FedWire The Federal Reserve's funds transfer settlement authority.
Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS)
The Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network
The United Kingdom
The UK Payments Administration
The Clearing House
- Bankers Automated Payments System(BACS)
- Clearing House Automated Payments System (CHAPS)
- London Clearing Houses/Clearnet
The European Union
European Commission Communication
European Clearing and Settlement
The International Organization of Securities Commissions
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
National Credit Union Administration
Securities and Exchange Commission
Responsibility for financial regulation in the European Union rests with the various national authorities, have recently adopted unified regulatory procedures.
Financial Services Authority (UK)
The European Central Bank since the establishment of the euro as a common currency in 1999, the European Central Bank has operated the monetary policy of the European monetary system with objective of maintaining price stability, without generating excessive fluctuations in output.
Bank of Japan
The International Monetary Fund was set up in 1944, mainly to provide loans to member governments in support of policies to deal with balance of payments problems. In recent years it has also devoted its resources to the strengthening of the international financial system and relieving financial crises. It also advises member governments about their economic problems and, when necessary, it grants loans to help resolve them.
The World Bank provides low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries, finances selected private sector projects,. guarantees foreign investors against non-commercial risks and settles disputes between foreign investors and host countries.
The Bank for International Settlements serves as the central banks’ bank and provides a forum to promote discussion and policy analysis among central bank governors and senior executives. Its committees include the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Committee on the Global Financial System. It provides a home for the Financial Stability Forum.