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Regular market overviews including latest forecasts, key industry trends, business environment, and company strategy analysis for over 70 countries.

Data and Forecasts

Comparable and exportable database with up to 30-year historic data and 10-year forecasts for banking, asset management, insurance, and stock exchanges.

Regulatory Environment

Profiling the responsibilities and powers of key regulatory players including the central bank, regulators, and trade associations.

Banking Risk/Reward Index

Quantify opportunities and risks using the Banking Risk/Reward Index, which helps you compare the investment and operating attractiveness of individual markets.

Banking Industry
Risk Indicator (BIRI)

Measure the vulnerability of a country’s banking system to unpredictable and unobserved financial stress events using BIRI - our composite, data-driven score.

Competitor Intelligence

Company profiles, strategies, market share, and financials for leading banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and stock exchanges in each country.

Banking Industry Risk Indicator (BIRI)

BIRI is our new quantitative, composite score that measures the vulnerability of a country's banking system to economic shocks, including its exposure to external, unexpected events. VIEW BROCHURE

Easily assess banking system vulnerability with the Fitch Solutions Banking Industry Risk Indicator

Robust insight, data, and risk metrics

Latest Banking & Financial Services Industry Indicators

From Albania to Zimbabwe, our global banking & financial services dataset provides data for key indicators including assets, liabilities, client loans and deposits, earnings and profitability, capital and leverage, funding, liquidity and more.


Connect with our thinking

We integrate political, macroeconomic, and cross-industry expertise into our banking & financial services analysis, allowing our customers to benefit from understanding how each factor impacts on the other in their chosen markets.

Andrew Shepherd

Head of Research Projects

Andrew has worked at Fitch Solutions since 2010, producing analysis and presenting to some of the largest financial and professional services institutions, multinationals, and government agencies globally. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions, he worked for a newswire service and in financial news. Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Leeds.

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Long Reads

Global Industries Outlook 2022 - Mid-Year Update

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has permeated across many of our global themes. The high inflation environment and subsequent cost of living crisis and rising interest rate environment in many markets has had knock-on-effects for other trends we expected to see play out. In general, while we have seen a waning economic impact from Covid-19, the Russia-Ukraine crisis has prevented full economic normalisation globally, impacting growth across several industries.

Best Practice Guide to Basel III SCRA

The financial world has already spent countless hours tackling the Basel III accords. With so much to manage, nuances of the regulation can be easily overlooked.

Basel III - SCRA Implementation FAQs

Under the Basel III reforms, banks will need to implement the new standardised credit risk assessment (SCRA) approach for assigning risk weightings to unrated bank exposures.

World of Worries: Political Risks in 2022

Our Political Risk Analysts present their views on short- and long-term political and geopolitical risks, outlining how Covid-19 and other factors will exacerbate pre-existing domestic tensions in many countries, while sustaining the trend of deglobalisation and pushing the US and China towards a more confrontational path.

Fitch Solutions Pulse Survey 9

In the 9th Edition of The Pulse Survey, conducted in September and October 2021, we seek to understand how our clients and market participants view the outlook for the global economy and their firms as we approach two years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fitch Solutions Pulse Survey Q3 Snapshot

In June and July 2021, we interviewed 839 clients and market participants from 789 firms across the world about major macroeconomic risks, their firms’ business projections, and their perspectives on ESG. Part of The Pulse Survey initiative, these surveys were conducted during a Fitch Solutions webinar series running June 29 to July 15, which focused on the outlook for the global economy.

The changing shape of bank credit risk post-Covid‑19

Fitch Ratings report: Get a status update on how bank regulators are implementing Basel III capital standards in Latin America.

Accessing Basel III SCRA data: a sharper focus on credit risk

The final Basel III framework will introduce a more granular approach to credit risk assessment. By 2023 banks will need to follow the new Standardised Credit Risk Assessment (SCRA) to calculate the risk weights for unrated bank exposures, as well as bank exposures in countries that do not allow the use of external credit ratings.

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