Posts Tagged ‘Bank Of England’

Bank of England publishes independent review of RTGS outage

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Bank of England today published the results of an independent review by Deloitte of the disruption to the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system on 20 October 2014. (more…)

Prudential Regulation Authority publishes rules on its new accountability regimes for banks and insurers

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has today published the first set of rules to implement the new Senior Managers Regime and Certification Regime for UK banks, building societies (more…)

Can the government really keep interest rates low?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

David Cameron’s pre-election pledge to keep mortgage rates low will strike a chord with mortgage-holding voters, but is it a promise he can keep? (more…)

CHART OF THE WEEK: UK Interest Rates

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015


Tomorrow's Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting marks the sixth anniversary of their decision to reduce the Bank Rate to an "emergency" record low of 0.5%. (more…)

European Central Bank location policy for Central Counterparties

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The Bank of England takes note of the EU General Court judgement on the ECB’s location policy for CCPs.


UK Jobs data and Bank of England minutes point to increasing disposable income for the UK consumer

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explained yesterday what this means for investors: (more…)

Comments on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Inflation Report from the Bank of England shows that inflation is at the lowest level since inflation targeting started twenty odd years ago, that it may turn negative into deflation sometime in the Spring (more…)

Liquidity matters – Dama Clara

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

In a speech to regional business contacts on Wednesday, Dame Clara discusses the challenges of encouraging and promoting greater use of market-based finance at a time when the banking system is undergoing structural changes (more…)

Leading P2P lender says dampened demand for SME loans is putting handbrake on UK growth

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Graeme Marshall, Chief Executive of leading P2P lender FundingKnight, has responded to the latest Bank of England ‘Trends in Lending’ report by saying that years of being turned down for finance (more…)

Membership of the Banknote Character Advisory Committee

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

On 18 December 2013, the Bank of England announced a new process for selecting the historic characters that feature on Bank of England banknotes. (more…)

Bank of England Executive Director appointments

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The Bank of England today announced two new appointments to its Executive Team.

The Court of the Bank of England today approved the appointment of Alex Brazier as Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk (FSSR), effective from 16 March 2015. (more…)

What can monetary policy do?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

In a speech this morning at the University of Edinburgh, External MPC member Professor David Miles set out the strengths and limitations of monetary policy. (more…)