Bank of England votes 6-3 to hold base rate at 0.5% | Mortgage Introducer

The Bank of England has voted to hold the base rate at 0.5% with a 6-3 MPC split, indicating that the rate could rise in August. Three Monetary Policy Committee members, including the Bank’s chief economist, Andrew Haldane, voted to raise rates to 0.75%. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney voted to hold rates at 0.5%. Source: Bank of England votes 6-3 to hold base rate at 0.5% | Mortgage Introducer

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Britons unprepared for a potential hike in interest rates | Mortgage Introducer

With today marking one month until the Bank of England (BoE) will announce if there is to be an increase in interest rates, almost half (47%) of Britons are unaware of a possible increase. CYBG’s digital banking service B also found over half (57%) admitted to not fully understanding how a rise in interest rates will impact their financial situation. Source: Britons unprepared for a potential hike in interest rates | Mortgage Introducer

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Bank of England believes Brexit could cost 75,000 finance jobs – BBC News

The Bank of England believes that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain’s departure from the European Union.The BBC understands senior figures at the Bank are using the number as a “reasonable scenario”, particularly if there is no specific UK-EU financial services deal. Source: Bank of England believes Brexit could cost 75,000 finance jobs – BBC News

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Two MPC members cautious about rate rise | Mortgage Introducer

Two members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have spoken cautiously about the prospect of a rate rise next month. Bank of England deputy governor Dave Ramsden indicated he is not close to voting for a rate hike because there is little sign of inflation getting out of control, while new MPC member Silvana Tenreyro said she would require more data to vote for a rise on November 2. Source: Two MPC members cautious about rate rise | Mortgage Introducer

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