SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

Trade & Industry Associations

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

This Industry Data Finder will point you to resources specific to the Banking & Financial Services Industry, including Banks & Credit Unions, Security Brokerage, Portfolio Management, and other Investment Services. For more general assistance researching an industry, visit the Library's Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

Many databases and reference sources are organized by SIC and NAICS codes, so you will need these codes for your research. The codes classify companies and industries by their primary line of business.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
SIC codes for banking and financial services industries include the following:

  • SIC 6021 National Commercial Banks
  • SIC 6050 Credit Unions, Federally Chartered
  • SIC 6035 Savings Institutions, Federally Chartered
  • SIC 6211 Security Brokers, Dealers and Flotation Companies

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The NAICS system is replacing the SIC system. Though most databases and reference sources are still using SIC codes, many are, or will soon be, beginning the switch to the NAICS system. NAICS codes for banking and financial services industries include the following:

  • NAICS 522110 Commercial Banking
  • NAICS 522120 Savings Institutions
  • NAICS 522130 Credit Unions
  • NAICS 523120 Securities Brokerage
  • NAICS 523920 Portfolio Management

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

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Industry Profiles

Standard & Poor's Banking, Financial Services and Investment Services Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Mergent Banking Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Finance and Insurance and Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

Value Line Research Center Bank, Financial Services, Investment Co. and Securities Brokerage Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for each industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Banking and Financial Services
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

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Industry Financials & Statistics

Standard & Poor's Banking, Financial Services and Investment Services Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Banking Industry Data
Obtain statistical and analytical reports and studies that examine current and historical issues in banking and economic trends. From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Service Annual Survey for Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments
Explore data from the US Census Bureau.

Mergent Banking Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

Value Line Research Center Bank, Financial Services, Investment Co. and Securities Brokerage Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for each industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

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Industry Forecasts

Standard & Poor's Banking, Financial Services and Investment Services Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Mergent Banking Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

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Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Search the Cole Library's list of electronc full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from trade publications related to financial services.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on financial services from trade and business sources.

Trade and Industry Publications from LexisNexis Academic (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from a wide variety of relevant publications, including American Banker, The Banker, Bank Marketing International and Financial Service Online.

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Federal Reserve Banks

Farm Credit Administration

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

US Treasury

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

National Credit Union Administration

Export-Import Bank of the United States

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

World Bank Group

Bank for International Settlements

Asian Development Bank

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Companies

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover's (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

For help finding the web sites for companies you are interested in, take a look at our guide to locating a company's web site.

To find additional stock exchange web sites, including foreign and international exchanges, visit the Numa Directory of Futures & Options Exchanges.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30