About the dataset

High quality is our top priority. We accept nothing less than academic standards. The database is designed, constructed and maintained by a professional banking researcher (PhD Econ. Jari-Mikko Meriläinen, ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4817-810X) that has several ABS3- level publications on the banking sector and banking regulation. As for our data source, data items are collected from publicly available sources. Financial reports are our most important data source. As of 2023, more than 1,500 reports have been used for constructing the dataset.

The 112 significant institutions included in this database contain about 80 percent of the banking assets in the euro area. Hence, this database gives an excellent opportunity to research the development of the euro area banking sector because the database excels in representing the banking union.

If you wish to learn more of the designer of the database, i.e., Jari-Mikko, please visit his LinkedIn profile here (link here).