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Bank of England set to end monthly rate meetings after new law passes

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎15 hours ago‎
"Ensuring the Bank of England is well positioned to fulfil its vital role of overseeing monetary policy and financial stability is a key part of the government's economic plan," junior finance minister Harriet Baldwin said in a statement.
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Bank of England busy preparing for Brexit vote

Financial Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The Bank of England is consumed with preparing contingency plans for Britain to leave the EU, with staff across its financial stability, monetary policy and regulatory wings ready to calm any turmoil.

Brexit blamed for surge in uncertainty

Financial Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, told a House of Lords committee last month: “The bank's indicator of uncertainty has increased by 1.5 standard deviations, which on past relationships would be associated with a marked reduction of the ...

The Bank of England x Turner

Varsity Online - ‎May 1, 2016‎
In a time where Britain seems to be increasingly commercialised, the decision to make Turner the face of the new £20 note is a warm reminder of the fundamental value we still place on art in a world that can seem disinterested.
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Bank of England official Michael Hume joins hedge fund

Financial Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A high-ranking official at the Bank of England has quit the central bank to join a New York hedge fund company, continuing the trend of senior regulators and politicians to move into the private sector.
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English painter Turner to be on Bank of England note | Coin World

Coin World - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Nineteenth century English painter J.M.W. Turner is the Bank of England's selection as the subject of the back of the £20 bank note scheduled for release in 2020.

Bank of England policymaker is behind the curve on wages

The Guardian - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
So it was an apology of sorts, but with a sting in the tail: Bank of England policymakers don't like to say sorry. It was in this vein that Ian McCafferty - a former chief economist for the CBI, who joined the Bank's nine-strong monetary policy ...
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Interest rates could go negative, Bank of England's Vlieghe says

The Guardian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
A top Bank of England policymaker has floated the possibility of interest rates being cut below zero, meaning companies would pay to deposit their money with banks.
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Institutional Investors Ignore Climate Risks Despite Bank of England Warning

Insurance Journal - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The number big investors ignoring climate change risk increased last year despite a stark warning from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney about the potential for “huge” losses from a sudden shift in regulation designed to curb global warming and ...
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Governor of Bank of England visits Stockport - and talks about Brexit and beer

Manchester Evening News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
One of the responsibilities of the Bank of England is to manage risk and financial stability. “Risks around the ( EU ) referendum are the biggest risks facing the UK economy, we have contingency planning to decrease the potential impacts of uncertainty.

Has the Bank of England gone over budget on a website for the new £5 note?

City A.M. - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Bank of England is a digitally savvy outfit these days. In honour of all the new banknotes being printed this year, the British central bank has decided to create a website devoted to the new five pound note, www.

Bank of England says investors may need to accept lower bank profits

Reuters UK - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
LONDON Investors have not fully priced in the likelihood that banks will generate lower returns than in the past as they shift to less risky business models, a deputy governor of the Bank of England said on Tuesday. Major global banks such as Citi and ...
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The Bank of Mum and Dad is huge, but not enough to solve housing crisis - ‎May 2, 2016‎
If you are aged 50-plus and have children, then the UK's strongest “Challenger Bank” is probably headquartered in your living room.
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Bank of England's Cunliffe Cautions Investors on UK Bank Returns

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A senior Bank of England official said Tuesday that shareholders in U.K. banks may need to get used to lower returns. Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability, said in a speech in London that there is a mismatch between investors' view of ...
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Bank of England likely to keep rates unchanged until early 2017: Reuters poll

Reuters - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
LONDON Britain's key interest rate is likely to stay at a record low of 0.5 percent until at least January as the Bank of England waits for growth and inflation to pick up, a Reuters poll forecast on Friday. Britons vote in a referendum on June 23 to ...
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Bank of England warns UK's largest lenders they will pay the price for ending "too big to fail"

City A.M. - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Bank of England has told the UK's largest lenders that ending the era of "too big to fail" will make it more expensive for them to do business.

Bank of England Won't Hesitate to Act on Housing, Cunliffe Says

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Last month the Prudential Regulation Authority -- the U.K.'s main banking supervisor and part of the central bank -- published guidelines to guard against a loosening of underwriting standards on affordability of buy-to-let loans. “The FPC's ...
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"Less is more": Is this the real reason the Bank of England hasn't hiked interest rates?

City A.M. - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Have we all just been given an unusually candid insight into the mindset of the Bank of England's notoriously dovish monetary policy committee?