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A hand-picked, annotated list of Web resources about Financial system.
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Selected financial institutions


The United States [1]

Bank of America[2]

J P Morgan Chase[3]



The United Kingdom


Lloyds Banking Group[7]

Royal Bank of Scotland Group[8]


European Union

BNP Paribas[10]

Deutsche Bank[11]

Santander Group[12]

Other finance providers

Peer to peer lending

Prosper[13] (US)

Funding Circle[14] (UK)

Investment managers

Goldman Sachs[15]

Bridgewater Associates[16]

Credit rating agencies

Standard and Poor's[17]



Stock exchanges

Intercontinental Exchange[20]

The New York Stock Exchange[21]

NASDAQ (The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations)[22] is the best-known dealer market.

The London Stock Exchange[23] began operating in "Jonathan's Coffee House" in 1698. Main market, Alternative Investments Market (AIM), Professional Services Market, Specialist Funds Market.

Clearing houses

The United States

FedWire[24] The Federal Reserve's funds transfer settlement authority.

Clearing House Interbank Payments System[25] (CHIPS)

The Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network[26]

The United Kingdom

The UK Payments Administration[27]

The Clearing House[28]

Bankers Automated Payments System[29](BACS)
Clearing House Automated Payments System [30](CHAPS)
London Clearing Houses/Clearnet[31]

The European Union

European Commission Communication[32]

European Clearing and Settlement[33]


EBA Clearing[35]




Basel Committee for Banking Supervision:[37]

The International Organization of Securities Commissions[38]

United States

Federal Reserve System:[39]

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation[40]

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency[41]

National Credit Union Administration[42]

Securities and Exchange Commission[43]


Responsibility for financial regulation in the European Union rests with the various national authorities, have recently adopted unified regulatory procedures.

United Kingdom

Financial Services Authority (UK)[44]

Central banks

The Federal Reserve System[45]

The European Central Bank[46] 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.

The Bank of England[47]

Bank of Japan[48]

International institutions

The International Monetary Fund[49] 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.