Significant Bank Database

You are only one mouse click away from accessing a unique banking dataset. The Significant Bank Database contains balance sheet, income statement and regulatory data for 137 banks. They include the banks that are designated as significant institutions by the ECB. Together, these banks cover about 80 percent of total assets of the euro area banking sector. In addition, the dataset contains O-SII and G-SIB banks from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Switzerland. The dataset begins from the year 2009, and it currently covers the years up to 2022. Thus, this dataset gives you a privileged view on the euro area and the Western European banking sector.

The database is especially designed for research purposes. Moreover, thanks to the ease of use and great representativeness of the banking sector, this database is excellent for teaching purposes.

Our key strengths

Out-of-the-box usability; no data work required

Excellent selection of financial and regulatory variables

Friendly and transparent pricing: site licenses cost only 1190 euros/year (+ VAT)

High data quality

The dataset is representative of the Western European and the euro area banking sector

Ease of access due to site licenses

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The Significant Bank Database can be used out-of-the-box. Hence, it is instantly available for research. You can directly download the spreadsheet containing the dataset in panel format. The dataset has more than 40 relevant bank-specific variables. In addition, it includes several ready-made ratios and growth variables. Moreover, the dataset includes a variable indicating overlapping ownership structures. Thus, there is no need to review the dataset. The data quality is excellent because the dataset is manually collected. In addition, every data item is double-checked to ensure high quality.

On-site licenses cost only 1190 euros per year + VAT. Please send an e-mail to for more information.