Category: Bank of England

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Our interest rate prediction

UK still looking good, despite the ‘B’ word. Compared to France’s stagnating economy, Italy dipping into recession, and Germany sailing close to the same, the UK keeps moving forward at a pace. Retail sales, job growth, and the FTSE 100…

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Our interest rate prediction

Inflation holds steady against a backdrop of deal or no deal Only a few days remain until the 29th of March with still no decision made on how we exit the EU. The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee will…

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Positive Outlook on an uncertain backdrop

Interest Rate Prediction Since everyone is already tired of the political debate over Brexit and the numerous variations of where the UK will finally land, we focus on the facts surrounding the MPC meeting due on 20th of December. Let’s…

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No deal Brexit remains key factor for rise in interest rates

As we move towards another Monetary Policy Committee meeting on 1 November the main threat on interest rates remains a no deal Brexit. The third quarter of 2018 has seen a mixture of economic data that influences the decision. On…

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We predict no change – Bank of England base rate predictions

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meet again on Thursday 13 September 2018. The increase in the Bank of England base rate in early August 2018 meant the highest base rate since March 2009.  With the potential of a…

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Bank of England increase creates the highest base rate since the financial crisis

The Bank of England announced at lunchtime today that the base rate will rise to 0.75%. The decision was unanimous against a backdrop of improving economic indicators and the continued desire to take the inflation rate to 2%. Focus will…

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We predict no change – Bank of England Base Rate

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meet again on Thursday 2 August 2018. Since the last MPC meeting, figures released confirmed inflation held at 2.4%, despite predictions that it would increase in quarter two.  Summer sales and a reduction…

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We predict no change – Bank of England Base Rate

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meets again on Thursday 21 June 2018.  Recent press and media commentary, as well as industry experts, are predicting no change in the base rate. Interest indicators – what we need to consider…

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We predict no change – Bank of England base rate

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meets on Thursday 10 May 2018.  In the last week or so we have seen press and media commentary take a U-turn from an imminent increase, to a no change prediction. Indicators –…

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The problem with predictions…

Speculation around the Bank of England’s Monetary policy meeting was higher than usual in the last quarter of 2017.  Inflation was on the rise and well above the Bank of England’s target of 2.00%, so it was no surprise that…

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Ring-Fencing

Ring-fencing is the process of separating a banks retail banking activity from the rest of its business. The theory behind this change, is that it will protect everyday customers, known as retail banking customers, from the banks ‘riskier business’, such…

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Interest rates on hold at 0.5%

After a week of turbulence in investment markets attention turned to the Bank of England on Thursday where the outcome of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting was to be unveiled. The committee decided to maintain the base rate at 0.5%…

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