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Bank of England rejects claim it has watered down ringfencing plans

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Bank of England has rejected criticisms from the architect of banking reforms that it has watered down its approach to ensuring the UK's banking system is strong enough to withstand heavy losses.
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Bank of England policymaker takes aim at free accounts

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A senior Bank of England policymaker has issued a scathing attack on two of the mainstays of high street banking, free-if-in-credit current accounts and teaser rates offered to entice new customers.

Carney Says Bank of England Is Closely Monitoring Buy-to-Let

Bloomberg - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Bank of England officials are scrutinizing risks stemming from property-market investment, Governor Mark Carney said, in a further sign the growth of buy-to-let has caught the central bank's attention.
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If the Bank of England's chief economist can't understand pensions, what hope is there for the rest of us? - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Could this be the financial industry's Wizard of Oz moment? Andy Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England, has, with his customary candour and self-deprecation, pulled back the curtain: although “moderately financially literate” he admits ...

Mark Carney's biggest speech of the year is going to be about fintech and the technology behind bitcoin

Business Insider - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's biggest speech of the year will be about fintech and blockchain technology, he revealed on Tuesday.
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Bank of England chief economist: Nobody understands pensions, including me - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Pensions are impossible to understand and are harming Britons' efforts to save the right amount of cash for later life, the Bank of England's chief economist admitted on Wednesday night. Andy Haldane, one of Britain's most senior banking officials ...
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Brexit minister accuses Bank of England of 'dangerous intervention'

The Guardian - ‎May 15, 2016‎
“It is institutional ganging up on the poor British voter who is trying to get a decent primary school place and doctor's appointment.

Newcastle businesses 'thriving' says Bank of England policymaker on visit to North East

ChronicleLive - ‎May 25, 2016‎
While parts of the North East economy continue to struggle for survival, Newcastle businesses appear to be “thriving”, one of the Bank of England's policymakers has said. Dr Martin Weale, one of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee's four external ...
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Bank of England may need to cut interest rates even if UK stays in EU

The Guardian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Bank's governor, Mark Carney, drew criticism from some campaigners for the UK to leave the EU last week, when he said an out vote could tip the economy into recession.

Bank of England policymakers appear before parliament

euronews - ‎May 24, 2016‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Monetary Policy Committee members Ben Broadbent, Gertjan Vlieghe and Martin Weale are appearing in front of parliament's Treasury Select Committee to answer questions.

Bookies Help Bank of England Calculate Brexit Effect

Bloomberg - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Bookmakers have gained increasing prominence in recent years after gambling odds proved a more accurate indicator of Britain's 2015 General Election than the polls. Ladbrokes Plc says the odds of a vote to leave the EU are 4/1. That indicates the ...

MarketsMegan Butler handed permanent role at FCA

Financial Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A Bank of England official who was was involved in the Financial Conduct Authority's controversial decision last year to scrap a review into Britain's banking culture has been handed a permanent role at the City regulator.
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Bank of England urges UK institutions to bulk up cybersecurity after Bangladesh hack

International Business Times UK - ‎May 20, 2016‎
In the wake of an orchestrated cyberattack found to be targeting numerous banks across the globe, the Bank of England issued an urgent call of all UK institutions to check for "indicators of compromise" on any computer connected to the Swift messaging ...

Bank of England fires gun on £6m ITSM deal

CRN - UK - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Bank of England is on the hunt for an IT supplier to provide it with a new IT service management (ITSM) solution which could be worth up to £6m.
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Bank of England in Swift Security Warning

Infosecurity Magazine - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Bank of England has told UK banks they need to perform compliance checks to ensure they're following cybersecurity best practice following the $81 million virtual robbery of the Bangladesh Bank in February.

Anonymous #OpIcarus Hits Bank of England Email

Infosecurity Magazine - ‎May 16, 2016‎
According to Anon News, the attackers claimed to have taken down the Bank of England's internal email server as part of an operation dubbed 'OpIcarus.

There is a smart case for diversity – but it's not the one favoured by the trendy liberal elite

City A.M. - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, hit the headlines last week with his confession that even he could not understand much of the material which pension providers give to customers.

Bank of England chief economist: 'Humans are sentient, water-filled whoopee cushions'

Business Insider - ‎May 15, 2016‎
"Humans are sentient, water-filled whoopee cushions moulded over millions of years of evolutionary experience," Haldane said in remarks published on Friday.