Interest rates

Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected
The Bank of England in London
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Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected

Money experts share their views and advice
19 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed in emergency move
Bank of England
In Brief

Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed in emergency move

The coronavirus crisis is threatening to all but shut down the global economy
20 Mar 2020
Emergency interest rate cut: the winners and losers
Mark Carney
In Depth

Emergency interest rate cut: the winners and losers

How the Bank of England’s response to coronavirus outbreak may affect your finances
11 Mar 2020
UK economy stagnated in final quarter of 2019
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UK economy stagnated in final quarter of 2019

Speculation of a rise in interest rates after disappointing report from ONS
12 Feb 2020
Inflation down: will there be an interest rates cut?
Bank of England
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Inflation down: will there be an interest rates cut?

Most analysts agree a cut is likely but developments in next fortnight crucial
16 Jan 2020
Why the UK economy is shrinking
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Why the UK economy is shrinking

Newly released GDP figures fuel calls for interest rate cut
14 Jan 2020
Sweden’s negative interest rate experiment ends
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Sweden’s negative interest rate experiment ends

World’s oldest central bank ends hikes key rate back to zero amid growing concerns harmful side effects outweigh benefits
20 Dec 2019

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US Federal Reserve announces another interest rate cut
Jerome Powell
In Depth

US Federal Reserve announces another interest rate cut

Fed Chair Jerome Powell signals that further cuts are unlikely
31 Oct 2019
Fed’s first interest rate cut in a decade: why it matters
Jerome Powell
In Depth

Fed’s first interest rate cut in a decade: why it matters

Reduction of 0.25% fails to satisfy Donald Trump
1 Aug 2019
What a Fed interest rate cut could mean
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What a Fed interest rate cut could mean

US central bank to bow to pressure from Trump and cut rates for first time since financial crisis
29 Jul 2019
Is the US about to cut interest rates?
Jerome Powell
In Depth

Is the US about to cut interest rates?

Fed chairman signals fall in rates after immense pressure from Donald Trump
11 Jul 2019
ECB vows to delay interest rate rise
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ECB vows to delay interest rate rise

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has committed to stalling interest rate hikes amid fears of a global economic slowdown
7 Jun 2019
Why interest rates may rise by more than expected
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Why interest rates may rise by more than expected

Bank of England says investors are underestimating rate hikes needed to dampen inflation
3 May 2019
Why did Bank of England hold interest rates?
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Why did Bank of England hold interest rates?

What the move says for next year’s economic prospects
21 Dec 2018
US Federal Reserve raises rates despite pressure from Trump
Jerome Powell
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US Federal Reserve raises rates despite pressure from Trump

Fed chairman Jerome Powell says US economy may be softening
20 Dec 2018
Will extra $109bn boost China’s flagging economy?
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Will extra $109bn boost China’s flagging economy?

Central bank slashes reserve requirements, freeing up cash for infrastructure and businesses
8 Oct 2018
Interest rate rise: how will it affect you?
The headquarters of the Bank of England in London
In Depth

Interest rate rise: how will it affect you?

Mortgage holders facing payment hikes as Bank’s rate hits 0.75% - the highest in almost a decade
2 Aug 2018
What is a currency war and could Trump trigger one?
Asian markets have tumbled following announcement of tariffs by US and China
In Depth

What is a currency war and could Trump trigger one?

US President sparks new investor fears after criticising Federal Reserve interest rates as Chinese yuan plummets
20 Jul 2018
Bank of England signals August interest rate rise
The Bank of England in bloom
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Bank of England signals August interest rate rise

Chief economist dissents from majority and votes to raise rates - making summer hike more likely
22 Jun 2018
Will the Bank of England raise interest rates today?
The headquarters of the Bank of England in London
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Will the Bank of England raise interest rates today?

A stagnating consumer economy and low GDP growth could push back rate hike
10 May 2018
Fitch warns of UK consumer debt bubble
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Fitch warns of UK consumer debt bubble

Rating agency says British households are borrowing more than they are saving for first time since the 1980s
9 May 2018
Interest rate rise on hold as service industries falter
The Bank of England
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Interest rate rise on hold as service industries falter

Purchasing managers’ index rises by less than anticipated
4 May 2018
Interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%
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Interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%

Unexpected news pushed the pound down against the dollar
19 Apr 2018
UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year
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UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year

New figures show wages rose by 2.8% in February, when inflation was 2.7%
18 Apr 2018
Interest rates left unchanged – but hike expected in May
Bank of England
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Interest rates left unchanged – but hike expected in May

Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee hints that an increase may be on the cards
22 Mar 2018
Federal Reserve to raise rates
New Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell
In Brief

Federal Reserve to raise rates

What to look out for - and what comes next
21 Mar 2018
Interest rates ‘likely to rise in May’ despite Brexit
The Bank of England
In Brief

Interest rates ‘likely to rise in May’ despite Brexit

Most economists polled by Reuters still expect summer rate rise but don’t see follow up for another year
9 Mar 2018
BoE holds interest rate at 0.5% and upgrades growth forecast
Mark Carney
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BoE holds interest rate at 0.5% and upgrades growth forecast

But analysts predict rate rise as soon as May
8 Feb 2018
‘No festive cheer’ as consumer confidence falls
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‘No festive cheer’ as consumer confidence falls

Households hit by interest rate hike, higher inflation and Brexit-related uncertainty ahead of Christmas
1 Dec 2017
Interest rates rise for first time in a decade to 0.5%
Bank of England
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Interest rates rise for first time in a decade to 0.5%

Almost four million households face higher mortgage payments
2 Nov 2017
What does the interest rate rise mean?
The Bank of England based on Threadneedle Street is set to raise rates today
In Depth

What does the interest rate rise mean?

Borrowers to be hit while savers benefit - but is it a good idea?
2 Nov 2017
Weak retail sales data could force interest rates rethink
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Weak retail sales data could force interest rates rethink

Sterling falls on September's 0.8% retail decline as traders bet against Bank of England rates rise
20 Oct 2017
Carney: interest rates to rise in ‘relatively near term’
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Carney: interest rates to rise in ‘relatively near term’

Financial markets expect 0.5% rate rise in November
29 Sep 2017
Will interest rates rise this year?
The Bank of England
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Will interest rates rise this year?

Bank of England says higher inflation and a pick-up in growth could lead to first rate hike in a decade
15 Sep 2017
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