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Source: International monetary fund (IMF)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: Values are rounded to 2dp. Y axis does not go to 100% for ease of visualisation.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)


Regulatory Tier 1 capital to assets - This is the ratio of the core capital (Tier 1) to total (balance sheet) assets.

Regulatory Tier 1 capital to risk- weighted assets - It is calculated using total regulatory Tier 1 capital as the numerator and risk-weighted assets as the denominator. The data for this FSI are compiled in accordance with the guidelines of either Basel I, Basel II, or Basel III.

Nonperforming loans net of provisions to capital - This FSI is calculated by taking the value of nonperforming loans (NPLs) less the value of specific loan loss provisions as the numerator and capital as the denominator. Capital is measured as total regulatory capital.

Nonperforming loans to total gross loans - This FSI is calculated by using the value of NPLs as the numerator and the total value of the loan portfolio (including NPLs, and before the deduction of specific loan- loss provisions) as the denominator.

Return on assets - This FSI is calculated by dividing annualized net income before extraordinary items and taxes (as recommended in the FSI Guide) by the average value of total assets (financial and nonfinancial) over the same period.

Liquid assets to short-term liabilities - This FSI is calculated by using the core measure of liquid assets as the numerator and short-term liabilities as the denominator. The ratio can also be calculated by taking the broad measure of liquid assets as the numerator. For jurisdictions that have implemented Basel III, this indicator could be supplemented with the liquidity coverage ratio.

Net open position in foreign exchange to capital - The net open position in foreign exchange should be calculated based on the recommendation of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS). Capital should be total regulatory capital as net open position in foreign exchange is a supervisory concept.

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Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator.

Data last updated 21 March 2022
Metadata last updated 21 March 2022

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Financial Soundness Indicators

Target name

Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals metadata for target 10.5 opens in a new window

International monetary fund (IMF)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Financial Soundness Indicators - Reports - IMF Data opens in a new window
Release date 01 June 2021
Next release


Statistical classification

Official international

Contact details

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