BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
K Economics, finance, business and management
KF Finance and accounting
KFF Finance
See also: VSB “Personal finance”
KFFD Public finance
KFFH Corporate finance
KFFK Banking
KFFL Credit and credit institutions
KFFM Investment and securities
KFFN Insurance and actuarial studies
KFFP Pensions
See also: VSR “Retirement”
KFFR Property and real estate
See also: VSH “Housing and property for the individual – buying/selling and legal aspects”
KFFX Banking and finance: study and revision guides

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