Bank Underground: A CAMEL ride: Retracing the history of UK banking through a new historical database

Bank Underground: A CAMEL ride: Retracing the history of UK banking through a new historical database. “Navigational aids are helpful when visibility is poor or when landmarks are unfamiliar, especially when journeying to new destinations. In a recent working paper, we introduce a new regulatory dataset, the ‘Historical Banking Regulatory Database’ (HBRD), that provides a clearer view of the UK banking sector and helps navigate issues difficult to explore with other datasets. This post describes the HBRD, its benefits for research and policy analyses, and what can be learned from it.”