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Interest rates go up to 0.5%.

The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10bn.  The Committee also voted unanimously

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Base rate rise: implications for landlords

There hasn’t been a rate rise in a decade so a whole generation of home buyers and landlords have to this point been immune to the consequences. In fact in

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Rate rise likely in November

The first estimate for Q3 GDP showing growth of 0.4% indicates the economy is performing slightly better than economists had expected. Although by any measure this is not strong growth

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When will interest rates rise?

Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International: “It seems the bank is reluctant to rock the economic recovery by hiking rates just yet and the Bank’s view

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Will today see the return of the doves?

The last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting saw a surprise shift in the plate tectonics among policymakers, with three of eight members voting for an increase in UK interest rates.

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Will rising consumer debt affect interest rates?

Money is cheap, so is it really a surprise that the Bank of England voiced its concerns last week over rising consumer debt levels in the UK? Well, actually it

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No rate rises while UK growth remains sluggish

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the UK economy saw a small pick-up in GDP growth, but the overall environment remains sluggish. The preliminary estimate shows

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UK goes 10 years without a rate rise

On that date in 2007 the Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase rates to 5.75% just as the wheels were about to come off the global economy. A decade on

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Expect no Bank action following inflation rise

The rate of inflation in the UK continued its rise in January according to this week’s figures from the Office for National Statistics. The CPI measure rose to 1.8% which

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Interest rates stay on hold

In response to the Brexit vote the Bank cut interest rates to 0.25% and increased quantitative easing back in August 2016. In a meeting this morning, the Bank also updated