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  • Searching BANKSCOPE:
    An Expert Search
  • Open your browser and type in the Learning Resources web address into the location bar ……..
    Select Electronic Resources
  • Make sure that you have set your institutional cookie
    Scroll down to the bottom of the Electronic Resources page and click on to the link
    Once you’ve clicked on to the link, a pop-up window will appear and then close automatically – you only need to do this once
  • Log into Athens
    Athens is an authenticating system that allows students to access Middlesex University databases outside of the university
    Click on to the Athens link
    Log in using your IT user ID and your network password and once you have accepted the terms and conditions, you will be presented with a list of databases
  • Searching BANKSCOPE
    Scroll down and choose BANKSCOPE from the list of databases
    Bankscope is a financial analysis tool, combining information on 11,000 world banks with details such as balance sheet and income statements, ownership information, shareholders and subsidiaries.
    The data is updated 18 times a year
  • BANKSCOPE – Expert Search
    Begin by clicking on Expert Search
    While Expert Search sounds complicated, it actually provides more search criteria with which to search or exclude irrelevant banks
  • Scenario
    Imagine that you want to search for Islamic Banks in the UK
    Select Specialization from the left hand menu
    Choose Islamic banks
  • Refine the search
    Reduce your results by selecting a geographic location, select Geographic, Country and then select United Kingdom
    Review your results in the Search Summary
  • Look at the results
    Click on list to view your results
    Select Bank Report for extensive financial information for each chosen bank
    For additional, graphic information, click on the Overview Report icon at the bottom of the screen
  • Exporting Reports
    Similar procedures apply whether you are exporting a Bank Report, an Overview Report or just a graph
    Click on the Export Icon
    Choose a name for your export, e.g. Islamic Banks
    Select Word 2000 as your format
    Select the All Banks option
    Click on the Export button
  • Starting a New Search: Searching for a Specific Bank
    Click on the Search Button and then on New Search at the bottom of the screen in order to clear your previous searches
    Click on the Bank Name search option
    Type in Northern Rock PLC
    Click on the first result
    Notice the brief banking information at the top right of the screen
  • Looking at the Graphs Menu
    Click on the chevron to select the first bank
    Click on OK
    Click on list and then on the name/link
    A Standard Bank Report will appear
    Click on the Graphs icon at the bottom of the page
    Click on Export, the graph will automatically download into Word
  • Performing Statistical Analysis using Bankscope
     Click on Search and then New Search to clear your previous search
    Lets assume you are looking for the total assets of large banks in the Cayman Islands
    Click on Geographic, Country and then select Cayman Islands from the list
    Select the Large Banks option and then click OK
    Select the list tab and select the first five banks from your list
  • The Distribution Analysis
    Click on the Other Analyses tab and select Distribution
    The Distribution analysis will show the distribution of a single variable from the group of banks that you have selected
  • Choosing the Variable
    From the selection, choose Financial Profile and then Total Assets for 2008
    Click on Export
    Choose a name for your report
    Click on Excel
  • Search by Credit Rating
    Searching by credit rating, allows you to choose either a very strong performing bank or a very poorly performing one. You can search either on a Fitch Rating or a Capital Intelligence Rating
    The Fitch Rating, can be searched on either in the long or short term. Fitch Ratings' long-term credit ratings are assigned on an alphabetic scale from 'AAA' to 'D‘
    It was first introduced in 1924 and uses intermediate +/- modifiers for each category between AA and CCC (e.g., AA+, AA, AA-, A+, A, A-, BBB+, BBB, BBB-, etc.)
  • Using the Fitch Rating
    Fitch’s Investment Grade catagories are:
    AAA  : the best quality companies, reliable and stable
    AA  : quality companies, a bit higher risk than AAA
    A  : economic situation can affect finance
    BBB  : medium class companies, which are satisfactory at the moment
    Any thing else is considered to be a junk bond
  • Fitch’s Long Term Ratings
    • Lets assume that you only want to look at French banks with an AAA credit rating
    Select Ratings from the left hand panel
    • Select the Fitch Ratings and then the Long-term ratings
    •  Select AAA rated banks, click on the chevron so that it appears in the selected options and then click OK to produce a list of 42 banks
  • French AAA Banks
    • Click on Geographic, country and choose France using the chevron so that it appears in the selected box, click OK
    • Of the 42 AAA rated banks, 8 are French
    • Click on list to view them
    • Select Bank Report and then the Overview Report icon at the bottom of the page
    • Click on Export, choose a name for your report
    • Select Word and make sure that the All Banks option is clicked
    • Click Export
  • The End