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The Bank of England must think again on systemic risk

Financial Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
In late January the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England published a consultation paper on a “systemic risk buffer”.

Bank of England set to support banks' dividend plans in show of confidence - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Analysts are also confident about the financial strength of the UK's major lenders. Ian Gordon at Investec predicted that Barclays will pay a full-year dividend of 6.5p, Lloyds will pay 2.25p and HSBC will pay 51 cents.
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Former Bank of England adviser charged over wife's murder - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
A former adviser to the Bank of England has appeared in court charged with the murder of his supply teacher wife. Oxford graduate Stuart Andrews, 54, attended Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Saturday accused of strangling Caroline Andrews, 52, ...
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Global turmoil? Four things the Bank of England could still do if we were plunged back into a financial crisis

City A.M. - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
UK stocks have hit a three-year low, the economy has lost steam, and concerns are growing that, should things go pear-shaped, interest rates are so low the Bank of England has run out of ammunition. Whatever your view on whether we're about to be ...
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Bank of England to launch new graduate programme

Financial Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Paul Fisher - the man who, as director for markets at the Bank of England, turned the theory of quantitative easing into a practical asset-buying programme - is to design and teach a new graduate programme for the BoE.
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Bank of England's recovery policies have increased inequality, finds S&P

The Guardian - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Bank of England policies to help Britain's economic recovery have made inequality worse and increased the wealth gap between young and old, according to a leading credit ratings agency.

Bank Of England Shuts Personal Banking Unit

Sky News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Sky News has learnt that the Bank of England (BoE) is in the process of closing its personal banking services - used by thousands of its staff and pensioners - following a four-month consultation process.
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Bank of England poised to act if household debt spirals - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
"Given the vulnerability that already exists and the powerful drivers in the UK, particularly the housing market, if credit began again to grow faster than GDP, I would want to think about action to manage the financial stability risks sooner rather ...
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Bank of England and interest rates: always crashing in the same car

The Guardian - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The Bank of England goes to considerable lengths to explain its thinking. Once a quarter, it publishes an inflation report (pdf) running to almost 50 pages and the minutes of the latest meeting of the Bank's monetary policy committee.
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Fintech firms want to open accounts at the Bank of England - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik has raised the prospect of opening up the system, as much of the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system run by the Bank was designed in 1996 before internet payments emerged as an important ...
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Bank of England paves the way for sharia-friendly finance products - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
"The Bank understands that this is the area of greatest demand, given that a more limited range of liquid market instruments is available to Islamic banks compared with other banks.
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In an uncertain world, Bank of England 'agents' keep Carney informed

Reuters UK - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
After a wave of bank collapses across England and Wales, the Bank was forced to open regional branches led by agents who were respected independent local businessmen.
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Will crash in bank shares infect the real economy? - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks during the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference at Mark Carney said he is confident that banks are tough enough to cope with recession.
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Bank of England would try to limit impact of a Brexit on UK economy

The Guardian - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Bank of England deputy governor Andrew Bailey has said its first priority in the event of a Brexit vote is to keep financial markets stable and manage the impact on the British economy.
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Ex-Bank of England adviser held over wife's killing 'had been stressed over nightmare commute'

Evening Standard - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
A City IT consultant and former Bank of England adviser was today under police guard in hospital as detectives waited to question him over the killing of his wife.

Bank of England's Andrew Hauser defends financial crisis safety net on the 150th anniversary of the Overend and ...

City A.M. - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A Bank of England official has defended the safety net it used in response to the financial crisis. Andrew Hauser, executive director of banking, payments and financial resilience, said the Bank's lender-of-last-resort (LOLR) operations during the 2007 ...
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Mortgage arrears fall to 11-year low as Bank of England holds down interest rates

International Business Times UK - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Mortgage arrears dropped to their lowest rate in more than a decade in 2015, held down by record-low interest rates and a healing economy.

Bank of England: EU uncertainty not hurting economy

MoneyExpert (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The deputy governor of the Bank of England has said that he has seen no evidence that the upcoming EU referendum has hurt any impending investment plans in the UK.

Shadow MPC backs Bank of England's rate restraint

Yorkshire Post - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
But members of the Shadow MPC remained cautious in their outlook overall and voted to keep the Bank of England base rate at its current 0.5 per cent level.

Bank of England launches Central Banking Qualification

Financial Reporter - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The Bank of England has launched a new postgraduate qualification in Central Banking and Financial Regulation. The Central Banking Qualification will equip the next generation of central bankers with the expertise needed to maintain monetary and ...