Losing interest: Rises in the official bank rate are expected to restrict future demand

Over the past five years, increases in retail lending activity, prompted by an upturn in the housing market, have supported growth in the industry. The flow of credit available to banks also improved. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.8% over the five years through 2017-18. However, business lending activity fell during the first three years of period, which constrained growth. Tight regulations and strict lending criteria also restricted lending activity and curtailed expansion. In addition, the low interest rate environment curbed industry growth.Industry expansion slowed in 2016-17 as economic uncertainty following the EU referendum and the hike in stamp duty payable on buy-to-let and second homes adversely affected the housing market...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Regulations and strict lending criteria have constrained expansion over the past five years
  • The Funding for Lending scheme is expected to have restricted the decline in business lending
  • The abolishment of stamp duty on for first-time buyers is anticipated to support lending activity
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Banks generate revenue by charging interest on loans and charging fees to administer, maintain and process loans, transactions and bank accounts. They pay interest to the depositors and wholesale funding markets that provide them with funds to lend. To achieve a profit margin, banks aim to earn interest and fee revenue that is greater than the interest they pay.Business loansBusinesses borrow from banks to finance their investments and operations. Business loans are flexible. They can be secured or unsecured, with a fixed or variable interest rate, and can be used for a variety of purposes. This can range from long-term loans for large investments, such as new property and equipment, to short-term operating loans for expenses such as inventory purchases or payroll. Bus...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Banks Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Banks Industry are

  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Access to secure revenues
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Business confidence index in the Banks industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Banks Industry?

    The Banks industry covers the retail and commercial banking activities of deposit-taking institutions. Retail and commercial banks accept deposits from and make loans to individuals and businesses.

    Industry Products
  • Business loans
  • Home loans
  • Personal loans
  • Bank accounts
  • Industry Activities
  • Lending to businesses
  • Lending to individuals
  • Accepting deposits
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Business confidence index
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Ratio of household debt to disposable income
  • Official bank rate

  • Current Performance
  • Crisis recovery
  • Industry expansion
  • Regulations intensify
  • Job cuts
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand expands
  • Regulations rise
  • Margins improve
  • Table: Banks Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Banks Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Building Project Development
  • Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Central Banking
  • Renting and Operating of Own or Leased Real Estate

  • Products & Services
  • Business loans
  • Home loans
  • Personal loans
  • Bank accounts
  • Chart: Banks Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Banks Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitInterestLoan losses and provisionsWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Banks

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Banks Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Lloyds Banking Group plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Barclays plc, HSBC Holdings plc,
  • Table: Lloyds Banking Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Barclays plc - financial performance
  • Table: HSBC Holdings plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Banks Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Banks Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Net Interest Margin
  • A measure of the difference between the interest income generated by banks and the amount of interest paid out to their lenders.
  • Ring-Fencing
  • Ring-fencing occurs when a portion of a bank's business are financially separated.
  • Wholesale Funding
  • Funding supplied to banks by other financial institutions.
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