Financial institution records retention

All the records retention obligations for financial institutions

financial regulation records retention

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Calling to all financial institutions!

Are you a bank, an insurance or re-insurance institution, a payment institution, a payment service provider, an electronic money provider, a foreign exchange, an investment service provider, a trading venue, a stock exchange, a pension fund, an intermediary or broker, a private equity institution or venture capitalist, a credit rating agency, a credit union, a microfinance provider, a professional lender, a commodity exchange, an escrow services provider, or even a fintech? Then we can help you with your records retention!

We have researched all financial regulatory retention obligations in over 85 countries and US states! We cover MiFiD, SEC rulings, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Security Exchange Act and so much more. From EU, Asian, African and LATAM financial regulations to US state law, we have over 10,000 financial regulatory records retention obligations and counting. We are adding new countries weekly!

Records retention topics

Our data retention schedules include the following financial regulatory data retention periods:

  • General and branch admin requirements
  • Client, payment and transactional data
  • Call recording
  • Credit history and credit rating data
  • Claims, claims adjustment and dispute resolution
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Risk management and regulatory compliance data,
  • Advertisement and marketing
  • Representatives
  • Compensation schemes
  • Internal controls and policies
  • Personnel and training
  • Actuary data
  • Algorithmic and electronic trading
  • Prospectus data
  • And much more!
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EU data retention schedule

Why does records retention matter in the financial regulatory industries?

Privacy and financial regulatory laws apply directly to financial institutions around the globe. Data retention is of key importance in order to get control over your data and comply with the privacy and financial regulatory security, administration, prudence, market conduct, ethical norms. Financial institutions will need to ask themselves: what is the most optimal data retention period my company could implement so I am in control of my business and safeguard the stability and integrity of the financial system?

What you will learn from our financial institution records retention schedules

The filerskeepers financial institution data retention schedules contain:

  • Over 10,000 data retention periods that could be relevant to your company
  • Information about who should keep what data, for which time period, starting when, it is a maximum or minimum period
  • All with a legal reference and a link to the official legal source
  • Printer friendly format, designed for A4 printing
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324 jurisdictions and counting…

It is our ambition to research all the retention periods in all the countries and states in the world.

We are adding new countries weekly!

  • Afghanistan

  • Albania

  • Algeria

  • American Samoa

  • Andorra

  • Angola

  • Anguilla

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Argentina

  • Armenia

  • Aruba

  • Australia

  • Capital Territory (Australia)

  • New South Wales (Australia)

  • Northern Territory (Australia)

  • Queensland (Australia)

  • South Australia (Australia)

  • Tasmania (Australia)

  • Victoria (Australia)

  • Western Australia (Australia)

  • Austria

  • Azerbaijan

  • The Bahamas

  • Bahrain

  • Bangladesh

  • Barbados

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Brussels (Belgium)

  • Flanders (Belgium)

  • Wallonia (Belgium)

  • Belize

  • Bhutan

  • Benin

  • Bermuda

  • Bolivia

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Botswana

  • Brazil

  • British Virgin Islands

  • Brunei

  • Bulgaria

  • Burkina Faso

  • Burundi

  • Cambodia

  • Cameroon

  • Canada

  • Alberta (Canada)

  • British Columbia (Canada)

  • Manitoba (Canada)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

  • New Brunswick (Canada)

  • Northwest Territories (Canada)

  • Nova Scotia (Canada)

  • Nunavut (Canada)

  • Ontario (Canada)

  • Prince Edward Island (Canada)

  • Quebec (Canada)

  • Saskatchewan (Canada)

  • Yukon (Canada)

  • Cape Verde

  • Cayman Islands

  • Chad

  • Chile

  • China

  • Colombia

  • Comoros

  • Congo

  • Cook Islands

  • Costa Rica

  • Cote D’Ivoire

  • Croatia

  • Cuba

  • Curaçao

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Denmark

  • Djibouti

  • Dominica

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • Egypt

  • El Salvador

  • Equatorial Guinea

  • Eritrea

  • Estonia

  • Ethiopia

  • European Union (EU)

  • Faroe Islands

  • Fiji

  • Finland

  • France

  • Gabon

  • Gambia

  • Georgia

  • Germany

  • Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

  • Bavaria (Germany)

  • Berlin (Germany)

  • Hamburg (Germany)

  • Hesse (Germany)

  • Lower Saxony (Germany)

  • North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)

  • Gabon

  • Ghana

  • Gibraltar

  • Greece

  • Greenland

  • Grenada

  • Guadeloupe

  • Guam

  • Guatemala

  • Bailiwick of Guernsey

  • Alderney (Guernsey)

  • Sark (Guernsey)

  • Guinea

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Guyana

  • Haiti

  • Honduras

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Iran, Islamic Republic Of

  • Iraq

  • Ireland

  • Isle of Man

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Ivory Coast

  • Jamaica

  • Japan

  • Jersey

  • Jordan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kenya

  • Kosovo

  • Kuwait

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Laos

  • Lebanon

  • Latvia

  • Lesotho

  • Liberia

  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Macao

  • Madagascar

  • Malawi

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Malta

  • Malta

  • Martinique

  • Mauritania

  • Mauritius

  • Mexico

  • Micronesia, Federated States Of

  • Moldova

  • Monaco

  • Mongolia

  • Montenegro

  • Montserrat

  • Morocco

  • Mozambique

  • Myanmar

  • Namibia

  • the Netherlands

  • Carribean Netherlands (the Netherlands)

  • Nauru

  • Nepal

  • New Caledonia

  • New Zealand

  • Nicaragua

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • Niue

  • North Macedonia

  • Northern Mariana Islands

  • Norway

  • Oman

  • Pakistan

  • Palau

  • Panama

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Rwanda

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Maarten

  • Saint Vincent And Grenadines

  • Samoa

  • Sao Tome

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegel

  • Serbia

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone

  • Singapore

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Solomon Islands

  • Somalia

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • South Sudan

  • Spain

  • Sri Lanka

  • Suriname

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Canton of Zug (Switzerland)

  • Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Lucerne (Switzerland)

  • Aargau (Switzerland)

  • Vaud (Switzerland)

  • Bern (Switzerland)

  • Zurich (Switzerland)

  • Syrian Arab Republic

  • Taiwan (R.O.C)

  • Tajikistan

  • Tanzania

  • Thailand

  • Timor- Leste

  • Togo

  • Tonga

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Tunisia

  • Turkey

  • Turkmenistan

  • Turks And Caicos Islands

  • Tuvalu

  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

  • United Arab Emirates (Including DIFC)

  • Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

  • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

  • Dubai Creative Cluster (United Arab Emirates)

  • United Kingdom

  • Scotland (UK)

  • Wales (UK)

  • Northern Ireland (UK)

  • United States

  • Alaska (US)

  • Alabama (US)

  • Arkansas (US)

  • Arizona (US)

  • California (US)

  • Colorado (US)

  • Connecticut (US)

  • District of Colombia (US)

  • Delaware (US)

  • Florida (US)

  • Georgia (US)

  • Hawaii (US)

  • Idaho (US)

  • Illinois (US)

  • Indiana (US)

  • Iowa (US)

  • Kansas (US)

  • Kentucky (US)

  • Louisiana (US)

  • Maine (US)

  • Maryland (US)

  • Massachusetts (US)

  • Michigan (US)

  • Minnesota (US)

  • Mississippi (US)

  • Missouri (US)

  • Montana (US)

  • Nebraska (US)

  • Nevada (US)

  • New Hampshire (US)

  • New Jersey (US)

  • New Mexico (US)

  • New York (US)

  • North Carolina (US)

  • North Dakota (US)

  • Ohio (US)

  • Oklahoma (US)

  • Oregon (US)

  • Pennsylvania (US)

  • Puerto Rico (US)

  • Rhode Island (US)

  • South Carolina (US)

  • South Dakota (US)

  • Tennessee (US)

  • Texas (US)

  • Utah (US)

  • Vermont (US)

  • Virginia (US)

  • Washington (US)

  • West Virginia (US)

  • Wisconsin (US)

  • Wyoming (US)

  • Uruguay

  • Uzbekistan

  • Vanuatu

  • Venezuela

  • Vietnam

  • Virgina Islands, US

  • Yemen

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

  • International Standards

If you need more than a few countries

If you are active in over 10 countries both in and outside the EU, we recommend our Unlimited subscription. With Unlimited, you will receive access to all currently published retention schedules, and all new ones as well! If you are curious as to which countries we are planning to publish next, please see our roadmap. For more information about our one-off schedules and subscription models please see pricing.

About our retention schedules

filerskeepers helps companies decide which retention period to choose per system or document category. We provide our customers with insight into the legal maximum and minimum retention periods for each country relevant to them. This helps companies to justify why they are storing data and for how long.