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The Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to raise the base interest rate to 3%, a 0.75pp increase from 2.25%. This BoE interest rate hike follows the US Federal Reserve's decision to hike the US base rate by 0.75pp yesterday.

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Just Stop Oil supporters have sprayed orange paint onto the Bank of England and three other buildings in Central London, demanding that the government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents. The six activists sprayed orange paint from fire extinguishers on the Home Office, the MI5 building,

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The Bank of England (BoE) has announced additional measures to an orderly end of its purchase scheme. On September 28, the bank announced a temporary and targeted intervention to restore market functioning in long-dated government bonds and reduce risks from contagion to credit conditions for UK hou

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The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates again, from 1.75% to 2.25%, as it attempts to curb rising inflation and return to its standard 2% target. The vote was close as the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), by a majority of 5-4, passed the measure to increase the bank rate by

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High street banks in the UK have failed to mirror the Bank of England's latest interest rate hike to millions of savers, with customers stuck with rates as low as 0.01%. The UK's ten largest banks have still not increased rates on their easy access savings accounts after the 0.5% increase in the bas

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The rate of credit card borrowing has reached 12.5%, the highest annual growth rate since 2005.  Figures in the Bank of England's Money and Credit June 2022 report show that individuals borrowed an additional £1.8 billion in consumer credit in June, on net, following £0.9 billi

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Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England (BoE) has revealed that the bank is leaving "all options on the table", including a 50 basis-point interest rate increase in an attempt to fight back against rising inflation. Mr Bailey told an audience of global central bankers at the European Cent

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The Bank of England has announced that it will withdraw its mortgage stress test from the start of August this year. In March, the bank's Financial Policy Committee proposed withdrawing affordability rules that were put together after the financial crisis and require banks to check whether borrowers

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The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates again, from 1% to 1.25%, as it attempts to fight rising inflation. The bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by a majority of 6-3, voted to increase the bank rate by 0.25 percentage points.

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The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates from 0.75% to 1%, in an attempt to fight rising inflation. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by a majority of 6-3 to increase the bank rate by 0.25 percentage points. Those members in the minority preferred to increase the rate by 0.5 perc

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The Bank of England’s anticipated relaxation of lending rules this week risks a potential housing price crash, according to property firm DJ Alexander Ltd. The firm said that the banks’ predicted decision to ease the stress testing limits to allow increased borrowing for buyers will pote

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The Bank of England has launched a consultation on whether to scrap affordability rules for mortgage lending. In 2014, the bank's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) introduced two Recommendations to guard against a loosening in mortgage underwriting standards and a material increase in household indeb

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The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to increased interest rates by 0.25% to 0.5%. The committee voted by a majority of 5-4 at a meeting yesterday.

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