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Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries.

A B C D E F H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W

A  Top

Alternative Investment Market
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/companies-and-advisors/ai...
Information for companies from the website of the London Stock Exchange

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
http://www.accaglobal.com/
ACCA website: includes information on training and careers as well as advice on finding an accountant

Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers
http://www.thewma.co.uk/
APCIMS website

 

B  Top

Bank for International Settlements
http://www.bis.org/
BIS website: includes much general material on central banking theory and practice, including useful weblinks

Bank of England
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx
Bank of England website

BASLE III
http://www.bis.org/bcbs/basel3.htm
Details of the Basle III accord from the Bank for International Settlements

Bombay Stock Exchange
http://www.bseindia.com/
Website of the BSE

Bundesbank
http://www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/EN/Bundesbank/bundesbank...
English-language website of the Deutsche Bundesbank

 

C  Top

capital allowances
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/capital-allowances/basics.htm
Details of all capital allowances currently available from the HMRC website

capital gains tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cgt/index.htm
CGT area of the HMRC website

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
http://www.cmegroup.com/
Website of the CME Group

Clearstream
http://www.clearstream.com/clearstream-en/
Clearstream website

Companies Acts
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/46/pdfs/ukpga_20060...
Full text of the Companies Act 2006

Confederation of British Industry
http://www.cbi.org.uk/
CBI website

Consumer Price Index
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/cpi/consumer-price-indices/jan...
HICP data from the Office for National Statistics website

Corporate Governance Code
http://www.frc.org.uk/Our-Work/Publications/Corporate-Govern...
Full text of the Code (2012) from the Financial Reporting Council website

corporation tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ct/index.htm
Corporation tax area of the HMRC website: includes information about making a return online

 

D  Top

Department for Business, Innovationand Skills
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-b...
BIS website

Deutsche Aktien IndeX
http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/en/equities/indices/dax+DE000...
Price information and other data from the Deutsche Börse website

Deutsche B örse
http://deutsche-boerse.com/dbag/dispatch/en/kir/dbg_nav/home
Deutsche Börse Group website

Dow Jones Industrial Average
http://www.djindexes.com/
Dow Jones Indexes website

 

E  Top

EDX London

Eurex
http://www.eurexchange.com/exchange-en
Eurex website

Euroclear
http://www.euroclear.com/site/public/landingpage?checkVisitL...
Euroclear portal

Euronext NV
https://europeanequities.nyx.com/
NYSE Euronext website

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/homepage.shtml
Website of the EBRD

European Central Bank
http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
Website of the ECB

 

F  Top

Federal National Mortgage Association
http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html
Fannie Mae website

Federal Reserve System
http://www.federalreserve.gov/
Website of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: includes information on monetary policy, banking regulation, and consumer concerns

Financial Accounting Standards Board
http://www.fasb.org/home
Website of the FASB

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
http://www.finra.org/
FINRA website: includes a wide range of resources for both professionals and private investors

Financial Ombudsman Service
http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/
Website of the Financial Ombudsman Service

Frankfurt Stock Exchange
http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/en/start
Information from the Deutsche Börse Group website

 

H  Top

Hang Seng Index
http://www.hsi.com.hk/HSI-Net/
Website of Hang Seng Indexes Company Ltd

Hong Kong Stock Exchange
http://www.hkex.com.hk/eng/index.htm
Website of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

 

I  Top

ICE Futures Europe
https://www.theice.com/futures_europe.jhtml
Information from the ICE website

Individual Savings Account
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/isa/index.htm
More information about ISAs from the HMRC website

inheritance tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax/
Inheritance tax area of the HMRC website

Institute of Chartered Accountants
http://www.icaew.com/
Website of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales: provides technical information, advice on training and careers, and help in finding a chartered accountant

Institute of Directors
http://www.iod.com/
Website of the Institute of Directors

International Accounting Standards Board
http://www.ifrs.org/Pages/default.aspx
Website of the IASB and its parent body, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
http://www.worldbank.org/
Website of the World Bank Group

International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm
Website of the IMF

International Securities Exchange
http://www.iseoptions.com/
Website of the ISE

 

L  Top

LIFFE
http://www.nyx.com/who-we-are/history/london
Information from the NYSE Euronext website

Lloyd's
http://www.lloyds.com/
Lloyd's website

London Bullion Market
http://www.lbma.org.uk/
Website of the LBMA

London Clearing House
http://www.lchclearnet.com/
Website of the LCH.Clearnet Group

London Inter Bank Offered Rate
https://www.theice.com/iba/libor
LIBOR information from ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd

London Metal Exchange
http://www.lme.com/
Website of the LME

London Stock Exchange
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm
Website of the LSE: includes information for companies, traders, brokers, and private investors

 

M  Top

medium-sized company
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp2.shtml#ch8
Further details on filing exemptions from the Companies House website

Money Advice Service
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en
Advice on saving and investing, borrowing, debt management, pensions, and many other topics from the Money Advice Service

 

N  Top

NASDAQ
http://www.nasdaq.com/
NASDAQ website

National Insurance contributions
https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance-rates-letters/contribution-rates
Guide to NICs from the gov.uk website

National Savings
http://www.nsandi.com/
Information on National Savings and Investments products from the NS&I website

New York Mercantile Exchange
http://www.cmegroup.com/company/nymex.html
Information from the CME Group website

New York Stock Exchange
http://www.nyse.com/
Information for traders, companies, and private investors from the NYSE Euronext website

Nikkei Stock Average
http://indexes.nikkei.co.jp/en/nkave
Information from the Nikkei website

 

O  Top

occupational pension scheme
http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/
Website of the Pensions Regulator

Office for Budget Responsibility
http://budgetresponsibility.independent.gov.uk/category/topi...
Website of the Office for Budget Responsibility: includes public finance data and medium-term forecasts for the UK economy

Office for National Statistics
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/index.html
Free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics

Official List
http://www.fsa.gov.uk/ukla/officialList.do
Official List of securities on the LSE

OMX
http://www.nasdaqomx.com/
Website of NASDAQ OMX

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
http://www.oecd.org/
Website of the OECD: links to detailed economic statistics for all member countries

OTC Bulletin Board
http://www.otcbb.com/
Website of the OTCBB

 

P  Top

Paris Bourse
http://www.boursedeparis.fr/
Paris Bourse website (French language)

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
http://pcaobus.org/Pages/default.aspx
Website of the PCAOB

 

Q  Top

Quoted Companies Alliance
http://www.theqca.com/
Website of the QCA

 

R  Top

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/finance
Financial information from the Reuters website

Revenue and Customs, HM
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/
Website of HMRC: provides details of all UK tax rates, codes, and allowances and facilities for making returns online

 

S  Top

Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov/
Website of the SEC

self-assessment
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/tmaself-assessment.shtml
Guide to self-assessment from the HMRC website

Shanghai Stock Exchange
http://english.sse.com.cn/
Website of the SSE

SIX Swiss Exchange
http://www.six-swiss-exchange.com/index.html
SIX website

small company
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp2.shtml#ch6
Further details on filing and audit exemptions from the Companies House website

small group
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp2.shtml#ch7
Further details on filing and audit exemptions from the Companies House website

Standard and Poor's
http://www.standardandpoors.com/home/en/us
Website of Standard and Poor's

Stewardship Code
http://www.frc.org.uk/Our-Work/Publications/Corporate-Govern...
Full text of the UK Stewardship Code (2012)

 

T  Top

tax return
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/tmaself-assessment.shtml
Information on making an online tax return from the HMRC website

Tokyo Stock Exchange
http://www.tse.or.jp/english/
English-language version of the TSE website

Toronto Stock Exchange
http://www.tmx.com/en/index.html
Information for traders, companies, and investors from the TMX Group website

Treasury
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/
Website of HM Treasury: includes latest economic indicators and forecasts for the UK economy

 

U  Top

UK Payments Administration
http://www.ukpayments.org.uk/
Website of the UK Payments Administration

 

V  Top

value added tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/index.htm
VAT area of the HMRC website

 

W  Top

Wholesale Market Brokers Association
http://www.wmba.org.uk/
pages/index.cfm Website of the WMBA: includes market data for SONIA and EURONIA

World Economic Forum
http://www.weforum.org/
Website of the World Economic Forum

World Trade Organization
http://www.wto.org/
Website of the WTO: includes a comprehensive statistics database

 

 
 

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Finance and Banking

Web links 4th edition

Please find below the web links from the fourth edition of this Dictionary. Please note that archived links are no longer updated.

A B C D E F H I L M N O P Q R S T V W

A  Top

Accounting Standards Board
http://www.frc.org.uk/asb/
Website of the ASB: includes a list of standards in issue

Alternative Investment Market
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/companies-and-advisors/ai...
Information for companies, traders, and investors from the website of the London Stock Exchange

Association for Payment Clearing Services
http://www.apacs.org.uk/
Website of APACS

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
http://www.accaglobal.com/
ACCA website: includes information on training and careers as well as advice on finding an accountant

Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers
http://www.apcims.co.uk/
APCIMS website

 

B  Top

Bank for International Settlements
http://www.bis.org/
BIS website: includes much general material on central banking theory and practice, including useful weblinks

Bank of England
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/
Bank of England website

Bombay Stock Exchange
http://www.bseindia.com/
Website of the BSE

British Bankers' Association
http://www.bba.org.uk/
Website of the BBA: includes consumer information and LIBOR data

Bundesbank
http://www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/EN/Home/home_node.html
English-language website of the Deutsche Bundesbank

 

C  Top

capital allowances
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/capital_allowances/investmentschemes.htm
Details of all capital allowances currently available from the HMRC website

capital gains tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cgt/index.htm
CGT area of the HMRC website

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
http://www.cmegroup.com/
Website of the CME

Clearstream
http://www.clearstream.com/ci/dispatch/en/kir/ci_nav/home
Clearstream website

Companies Acts
http://www.berr.gov.uk/bbf/co-act-2006/faq%20Act%202006/page...
FAQs relating to the 2006 Act provided by BERR
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2006/pdf/ukpga_20060046_en.pdf
Full text of the Companies Act 2006

Confederation of British Industry
http://www.cbi.org.uk/ndbs/staticpages.nsf/StaticPages/home....
CBI website

Consumer Price Index
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Consumer+...
HICP data from the UK National Statistics website

Corporation Tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ct/
Corporation tax area of the HMRC website: includes information about making a return online

 

D  Top

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-b...
The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Deutsche Aktienindex
http://deutsche-boerse.com/dbag/dispatch/en/isg/gdb_navigati...
Price information and other data from the Deutsche Börse website

Deutsche Börse
http://deutsche-boerse.com/dbag/dispatch/en/kir/gdb_navigati...
Deutsche Börse Group website

Dow Jones Industrial Average
http://www.djindexes.com/
Dow Jones Indexes website

 

E  Top

EDX London
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/edx/home/homepage.htm
Information from the London Stock Exchange website

Eurex
http://www.eurexchange.com/exchange-en/
Eurex website

Euroclear
http://www.euroclear.com/wps/portal
Euroclear portal

Euronext NV
http://www.euronext.com/index-2166-EN.html
NYSE Euronext website

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
http://www.ebrd.com/
Website of the EBRD

European Central Bank
http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
Website of the ECB

 

F  Top

Federal National Mortgage Association
http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html
Fannie Mae website

Federal Reserve System
http://www.federalreserve.gov/
Website of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: includes information on monetary policy, banking regulation, and consumer concerns

Financial Accounting Standards Board
http://www.fasb.org/
Website of the FASB

Financial Ombudsman Service
http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/
Website of the Financial Ombudsman Service

Financial Reporting Standard
http://www.frc.org.uk/Home.aspx
Summaries of all FRSs in issue from the Accounting Standards Board website

Financial Services Authority
http://www.fca.org.uk/
Website of the FSA

Financial Times Share Indexes
http://www.ftse.com/
Website of the FTSE Group

Frankfurt Stock Exchange
http://deutsche-boerse.com/dbag/dispatch/en/kir/gdb_navigati...
Information from the Deutsche Börse Group website

 

H  Top

Hang Seng Index
http://www.hsi.com.hk/
Website of Hang Seng Indexes Company Ltd

Hong Kong stock exchanges
http://www.hkex.com.hk/index.htm
Website of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

 

I  Top

Individual Savings Account
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/isa/index.htm
More information about ISAs from the HMRC website

inheritance tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cto/iht.htm
Inheritance tax area of the HMRC website

Institute of Chartered Accountants
http://www.icaew.co.uk/
Website of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales: provides technical information, advice on training and careers, and help in finding a chartered accountant

Institute of Directors
https://www.iod.com/Home/
Website of the Institute of Directors

Intercontinental Exchange
https://www.theice.com/homepage.jhtml
Website of the ICE

International Accounting Standards Board
http://www.ifrs.org/Pages/default.aspx
Website of the IASB: includes summaries of standards in issue

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
http://www.worldbankgroup.org/
Website of the World Bank Group

International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm
Website of the IMF

International Petroleum Exchange
https://www.theice.com/futures_europe.jhtml
Information from the ICE website

International Securities Exchange
http://www.iseoptions.com/
Website of the ISE

 

L  Top

Lloyd's
http://www.lloyds.com/
Lloyd's website

London Bullion Market
http://www.lbma.org.uk/core_page.html
Website of the LBMA

London Clearing House
http://www.lchclearnet.com/
Website of the LCH.Clearnet Group

London Interbank Offered Rate
http://www.bba.org.uk/media/article/understanding-bba-libor
LIBOR data from the British Bankers' Association website

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange
http://www.euronext.com/home_derivatives-2153-EN.html
Information from the NYSE Euronext website

London Metal Exchange
http://www.lme.co.uk/
Website of the LME

London Stock Exchange
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/en-gb/
Website of the LSE: includes information for companies and traders and much educational material for private investors

 

M  Top

medium-sized company
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gba3.shtml#three
Further details on filing exemptions from the Companies House website

medium-sized group
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gba3.shtml#three
Further details on filing exemptions from the Companies House website

 

N  Top

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System
http://www.nasdaq.com/
NASDAQ website

National Insurance contributions
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/nic/ni.htm
Guide to NICs from the HMRC website

National Savings
http://www.nsandi.com/
Information on National Savings and Investments products from the NS&I website

New York Board of Trade
https://www.theice.com/homepage.jhtml
Information from the ICE website

New York Mercantile Exchange
http://www.cmegroup.com/
Website of NYMEX. Please note that NYMEX is now owned by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

New York Stock Exchange
http://www.nyse.com/
Information for traders, companies, and private investors from the NYSE Euronext website

Nikkei Stock Average
http://www.nni.nikkei.co.jp/FR/SERV/nikkei_indexes/nifaq225....
Information from the Nikkei Net Interactive website

 

O  Top

occupational pension scheme
http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/
Website of the Pensions Regulator

Office for National Statistics
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/
Free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics

Official List
http://www.fsa.gov.uk/ukla/officialList.do
Official List of securities on the LSE from the FSA website

OMX
http://www.omxgroup.com/omxcorp/
Website of the OMX Group

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
http://www.oecd.org/home/0,2987,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00....
Website of the OECD: links to detailed economic statistics for all member countries

OTC Bulletin Board
http://www.otcbb.com/
Website of the OTCBB

 

P  Top

Paris Bourse
http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcdnyxfp.html
Market data from the NYSE Euronext website

PLUS Markets
http://www.plusmarketsgroup.com/
Website of PLUS Markets Group. This link no longer works and we are unable to find a suitable replacement.

 

Q  Top

Quoted Companies Alliance
http://www.quotedcompaniesalliance.co.uk/
Website of the QCA

 

R  Top

Retail Price Index
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=21
RPI data from the UK National Statistics website

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/finance
Financial information from the Reuters website

Revenue and Customs, HM
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/
Website of HMRC; provides details of all UK tax rates, codes, and allowances and facilities for making returns online

 

S  Top

Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov/
Website of the SEC

self-assessment
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/tmaself-assessment.shtml
Guide to self-assessment from the HMRC website

Shanghai Stock Exchange
http://english.sse.com.cn/
Website of the SSE

small company
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gba3.shtml#three
Further details on filing and audit exemptions from the Companies House website

small group
http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gba3.shtml#three
Further details on filing and audit exemptions from the Companies House website

Standard and Poor's 500 Stock Index
http://www2.standardandpoors.com/portal/site/sp/en/us/page.h...
Website of Standard and Poor's

SWX Swiss Exchange
http://www.swx.com/index.html
SWX website

 

T  Top

tax return
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/tmaself-assessment.shtml
Information on making an online tax return from the HMRC website

Tokyo Stock Exchange
http://www.tse.or.jp/english/
English-language version of the TSE website

Toronto Stock Exchange
http://www.tsx.com/
Information for traders, companies, and investors from the TSX website

Treasury
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/
Website of HM Treasury: includes latest economic indicators and forecasts for the UK economy

 

V  Top

value added tax
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/index.htm
VAT area of the HMRC website

virt-x
http://www.swxeurope.com/index.html
Website of SWX Europe

 

W  Top

Wholesale Market Brokers' Association
http://www.wmba.org.uk/
Website of the WMBA: includes data for SONIA and EURONIA

World Economic Forum
http://www.weforum.org/en/index.htm
Website of the World Economic Forum

World Trade Organization
http://www.wto.org/
Website of the WTO: includes a comprehensive statistics database