For banks with expertise in electronic reporting, XBRL is the preferred filing method as it allows the filer to provide large data submissions without having to navigate the Excel form. XBRL provides an easier path to automate the submission. In addition, XBRL allows filers to create their own private reports related to the submissions. However, filing submissions using XBRL requires that banks have expertise in the use of instance creation tools.
The Locational Banking Statistics (LBS) survey is a quarterly survey of international banking business. It is conducted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), with the Cayman Islands participating since December 2000. The LBS provides information on international assets and liabilities of banks' on-balance-sheet assets and liabilities vis-a-vis non-residents in any currency and vis-a-vis residents in foreign currency. CIMA collects information from Category 'A' and Category 'B' banks on international banking business conducted in the Cayman Islands. The data is collected and aggregated by CIMA and sent to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for inclusion in the Locational Banking Statistics Report. The survey is conducted on a quarterly basis as at the last day of March, June, September and December and should be returned within one month of the reporting date.
The Domestic Banking Activity (DBA) Survey is a quarterly survey on the activities of domestic banks in respect of loans made, deposits received, interest rates, cheque clearing and a consolidated Statement of Assets and Liabilities of the Banks' domestic operations. CIMA collects information from the Category 'A' banks for inclusion in this survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide CIMA with an overview of the domestic banking industry and provide aggregated information to the Economics and Statistics Office for inclusion in its publications, such as the Compendium of Statistics and the Annual Economic Report. The survey is conducted on a quarterly basis as at the last day of March, June, September and December and should be returned within one month of the reporting date.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) introduced the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) in 1997, with the Cayman Islands participating since 2001. The CPIS collects information on cross-border holdings of securities, broken down by country of residence of issuer, as well as supplementary information on the currency of denomination and the institutional sector of the holder. CIMA currently collects information, from all Banks on investment holdings, in equity, short-term and long-term debt securities issued by unrelated non-residents as at 30 June and 31 December, annually. This information and our participation will contribute to an improved understanding of the size and composition of the international financial centre of the Cayman Islands and our impact on global financial intermediation.