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Banks in the UK: Market Research Report

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Banks Market Research Report | SIC K64.191 | Sep 2014

Cashing in: Revenue and profit are forecast to expand despite increasing regulation

IBISWorld’s Banks market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Barclays plc Barclays plc market share
HSBC Holdings HSBC Holdings market share
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group market share
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Royal Bank of Scotland Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£142bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
420,139
Businesses
334
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The past five years have been some of the most volatile in the history of the banking industry. After a period of surging revenue and profit driven by a credit boom, a strong economy and an unprecedented expansion in banking operations and products, the industry was brought to its knees by the financial crisis in late 2008. As global capital markets plunged and banks stopped lending to each other, massive asset write-downs wiped out banks' equity, resulting in the collapse of Northern Rock and forcing the partial nationalisation of those left standing.

Banks have endured a torrid time, with revenue declining in 2008-09 before increasing strongly in 2009-10 thanks to government bailouts and assistance... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Although significant capital investment is required for technology infrastructure and branch and ATM networks, spending on property and equipment is dwarfed to some extent by labour costs. This is reflected by a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:7.75, which indicates that an estimated £7.75 is spent on labour for every £1.00 of capital spending. Over the past decade, there has been a shift in banks' capital spending away from branches as banks have closed them and opted to lease rather than own property. There has also been a development towards more direct distribution channels using enhanced technology infrastructure... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Banks Industry?

The Banks industry covers the retail and commercial banking activities of deposit-taking institutions. Retail and commercial banks accept deposits from and make loans to individuals and businesses.

Industry Products
Business loansHome loansPersonal loansBank accounts
 
Industry Activities
Lending to businessesLending to individualsAccepting deposits


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