GlossaryThis glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly review.
locational banking statistics (LBS )A BIS-organised data collection that details the currency and geographical composition of banks’ balance sheets. They capture outstanding claims and liabilities of banking offices located in BIS reporting countries, including intragroup positions. Central banks or other national authorities collect data from internationally active banks located in their jurisdiction, compile national aggregates and then report these to the BIS to calculate global aggregates. See also "LBS by nationality" and "LBS by residence"