Banking glossaries

OujdaIn the current climate, I thought these glossaries from central banks and a couple of other sources might be of use…

I’ve excluded those with annoying or inefficient interfaces, and those that don’t contain a great deal of information.

By the way, if you’re wondering, the picture on the right is the central bank in Oujda, Morocco.

GLOSSARIES PUBLISHED BY CENTRAL AND NATIONAL BANKS

Oesterreichische Nationalbank in Austria (German & English – more comprehensive than the glossary of the Bundesbank in Germany IMHO): http://www.oenb.at/dictionary/

Reserve Bank of Australia (English): http://www.rba.gov.au/glossary/index.html

Bank of Canada (English & French): Glossary http://www.bankofcanada.ca/publications-research/glossaries/glossary/ and Financial System Lexicon http://www.bankofcanada.ca/publications-research/glossaries/financial-system-lexicon/

Banque de France and the Comité consultative du secteur financier (French only): http://www.banque-france.fr/ccsf/fr/infos_prat/glossaire/glossaire.htm

Bank Indonesia (Indonesian & English): http://www.bi.go.id/en/Kamus.aspx

Central Bank of Ireland (English only): https://www.centralbank.ie/pages/glossary.aspx

Bank of Italy (in Italian): http://www.bancaditalia.it/footer/glossary/glo/glossario.pdf

Banque centrale du Luxembourg (French only): http://www.bcl.lu/fr/support/glossaire/index.html

Banco de México (Spanish only): http://www.banxico.org.mx/divulgacion/glosario/glosario.html

Banco de Portugal (Portuguese only): http://www.bportugal.pt/pt-PT/Glossarios/Paginas/Glossario.aspx

Swiss National Bank (in German, English and French): http://www.snb.ch/de/system/glossary

AND…

A few more that are worthy of note:

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) glossary of (EN) terms used in payment sand settlement systems: http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss00b.pdf

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s collection of industry glossaries (EN): http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/banking/consumer_banking/glossaries.cfm

Various Japanese resources published by Mizuho (in Japanese and English: (update: now available through the site search tool here).

The very extensive Reuters Financial Glossary in English (click on words for definition): http://glossary.reuters.com/index.php?title=Special:Allpages/A

And of course the OECD glossary I posted about here,

The updated International Monetary Fund (IMF) glossary in my post here,

and the UBS Dictionary of Banking in Italian, German, English and French (pull-down menu at the top): http://www.ubs.com/global/it/DictionaryOfBanking.html.

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Greece, Corinth CanalDo write in and share any more that you know of – or any comments on the above.

21 thoughts on “Banking glossaries

  1. Juliette! You have done it again! Thanks. Your blog is stimulating, helpful and elegant among other complimentary adjectives. Keep on blogging!

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