Posts Tagged ‘Bank Of England’

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…)

Financial stability, the Single Market and Capital Markets Union

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

In a speech on Tuesday to a conference organised by the City of London Corporation and Open Europe, Jon Cunliffe discussed how the European Union has achieved and should continue to achieve a balance between developing a single market for financial services and the need for financial stability. (more…)

Bank of England Court Minutes June 2007 – May 2009

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The Bank of England today published, in a special release, the minutes of Court and related meetings from the crisis period of 2007-09, in appropriately redacted form.


Bank of England and HM Treasury announce extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced a one-year extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS). This extension will provide lenders with continued certainty over the availability of cheap funding to support lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during 2015, even in the event of stress in bank funding markets. (more…)

Savers: 1% interest rate hike needed to kick start a savings revolution

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Ahead of this week’s interest rate announcement by the Bank of England, savers have said that it would take a minimum one per cent rise to encourage them to save more. (more…)

How valid are the Bank of England’s latest inflation assumptions?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, on the validity of the Bank of England’s assumptions in its latest Quarterly Inflation Report: (more…)

Financial ‘deglobalization’?: capital flows, banks and the Beatles

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Speaking at Queen Mary University, Kristin Forbes discusses how global financial flows have shrunk since the financial crisis, and explores what that means for UK monetary policy. (more…)

Oversight Committee publishes report on role of Bank officials in relation to conduct issues in the foreign exchange market

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Oversight Committee has today published an independent report by Lord Grabiner QC. This follows his investigation into whether, between 2005 and 2013, any Bank of England official was involved in, or aware of, conduct issues in the foreign exchange (FX) market. (more…)

Widening access to the Sterling Monetary Framework: broker-dealers and central counterparties

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The Bank of England is today widening access to its Sterling Monetary Framework (SMF) to accept broker-dealers and central counterparties (CCPs).