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September 23, 2016 – 6:59 am | Comments Off on

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s recent decision to ease the lending rules for banks so that they can increase lending to households and businesses by up to £150 billion highlights the importance of easy …

Businesses less optimistic about economy since Brexit…

August 22, 2016 – 6:05 am | Comments Off on Businesses less optimistic about economy since Brexit…
Businesses less optimistic about economy since Brexit…

As the Bank of England cuts interest rates to an historic low and downgrades the UK’s growth prospects, the latest Business Barometer from top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming reveals a collapse in confidence amongst companies …

Low interest rates send wrong message to SMEs…

August 10, 2016 – 6:24 am | Comments Off on Low interest rates send wrong message to SMEs…
Low interest rates send wrong message to SMEs…

The Bank of England’s decision to lower interest rates, though widely anticipated, sends the wrong message to the smaller company sector, according to Angus Dent, CEO of business crowdlender ArchOver.
“While this reduction may seem a …

LATEST: Family businesses ‘part of solution to UK’s productivity’…

October 2, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on LATEST: Family businesses ‘part of solution to UK’s productivity’…
Andy Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England, speaking at an event with Dani Saveker, CEO of FiB.

The UK’s family businesses are part of the UK’s solution to its ‘productivity puzzle’, according to the Bank of England’s Chief Economist, Andy Haldane.
Commenting on a major survey of the country’s family business sector conducted …

Have breakfast with the Bank of England…

September 2, 2015 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Have breakfast with the Bank of England…
Hereford Cathedral

Local businesses from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire are being invited to attend a free breakfast event to meet with Graeme Chaplin, the Bank of England’s Agent for the West Midlands and Oxfordshire, on Friday 11 …

A Brief Bout of “Good Deflation” Could Be Just What the UK Economy Needs…

January 16, 2015 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on A Brief Bout of “Good Deflation” Could Be Just What the UK Economy Needs…
CPI inflation graph

The UK economy edged closer to deflation as annual growth of the consumer price index (CPI) fell from 1.0% in November to just 0.5% in December, according to data released by the Office for National …

Bank of England Maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the Size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 Billion…

January 14, 2015 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Bank of England Maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the Size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 Billion…
Bank of England Maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the Size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 Billion…

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee at its meeting today voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.  

UK Automotive Sector Enters 2015 Full of Optimism…

January 12, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on UK Automotive Sector Enters 2015 Full of Optimism…
UK Automotive Sector Enters 2015 Full of Optimism…

Commenting on the latest car registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show a 8.7% increase to 166,198 units compared with December 2013, David Raistrick, UK Automotive Leader at Deloitte said:

London and South East manufacturers set to please the Bank of England…

December 1, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on London and South East manufacturers set to please the Bank of England…
London and South East manufacturers set to please the Bank of England…

The recent Bank of England’s call for improving productivity appears already to have been answered by small and medium manufacturers in London and the South East as they continue to grow and adapt to a …

Global Economic Uncertainty to Keep UK Rates on Hold for Longer…

October 20, 2014 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Global Economic Uncertainty to Keep UK Rates on Hold for Longer…
Bank of England

The Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted today to keep the base rate unchanged at 0.5% and the stock of asset purchases under its quantitative easing programme unchanged at £375 billion.
Despite the …

Big hopes for Small Business bill, say SMEs…

October 6, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Big hopes for Small Business bill, say SMEs…
Peter Armitage, Partner at Key Capital Partners

80 per cent of SMEs believe that the government’s new Small Business bill will provide them with greater access to funding, according to research from private equity firm Key Capital Partners.
The latest ‘Growth Panel’ report, …

‘Innovations in Payment Technologies and the Emergence of Digital Currencies’ and ‘The Economics of Digital Currencies’…

September 19, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on ‘Innovations in Payment Technologies and the Emergence of Digital Currencies’ and ‘The Economics of Digital Currencies’…
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When payment systems were first computerised, the underlying processes were not fundamentally changed. ‘Innovations in payment technologies and the emergence of digital currencies’ discusses more recent developments in payment systems, focusing on the emergence of privately developed, …

UK Businesses Need to Consider Implications of MPC Interest Rate Vote…

August 27, 2014 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on UK Businesses Need to Consider Implications of MPC Interest Rate Vote…
UK Businesses Need to Consider Implications of MPC Interest Rate Vote…

Minutes from the latest Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that members voted 7-2 in favour of keeping interest rates at their current 0.5% low.
“Although the majority of MPC members voted against …

UK Businesses Should Prepare for Interest Rate Hike…

August 22, 2014 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on UK Businesses Should Prepare for Interest Rate Hike…
UK Businesses Should Prepare for Interest Rate Hike…

The Bank of England (BoE) has revised its growth forecast for the year from 3.4% to 3.5%. However, BoE Governor Mark Carney has dampened hopes of an imminent interest rate rise, cautioning that any increase …

Corporate insolvency figures show downward trend…

July 30, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Corporate insolvency figures show downward trend…
Graham Bushby, Head of Restructuring and Recovery at Baker Tilly

According to the latest figures from the Insolvency Service, the number of company liquidations in England and Wales in the second quarter of 2014 decreased compared with the same period last year, and administrations, company …

UK Exporters May Face Stronger Currency Swings…

July 28, 2014 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on UK Exporters May Face Stronger Currency Swings…
UK Exporters May Face Stronger Currency Swings…

UK exporters have been bearing the brunt of reinforced sterling strength this year, which has made their goods and services more expensive for overseas purchasers.
“The Eurozone is the UK’s largest export market, making sterling strength …

BoE: Trends in Lending Figures – UK Lenders Starting to Support Business Investment Plans…

July 21, 2014 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on BoE: Trends in Lending Figures – UK Lenders Starting to Support Business Investment Plans…
Iain Moffatt, UK Head of Regions at KPMG

According to Bank of England Trends in Lending figures released today net lending to UK businesses was positive in the three months to May, in contrast to a negative flow in the previous period. Iain Moffatt, UK …

BBA Response to Bank of England Bank stats…

June 5, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on BBA Response to Bank of England Bank stats…
Richard Woolhouse, BBA Chief Economist

Commenting on the latest Bank of England monthly Bankstats, BBA Chief Economist Richard Woolhouse said:
“These figures pour cold water on claims that Britain is experiencing an overblown housing boom. As the BBA’s figures for the same period …

Business Investment Shows Signs of Strengthening…

May 27, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Business Investment Shows Signs of Strengthening…
Office for National Statistics

The UK’s 0.8% quarter-on-quarter expansion in Q1 2014 was confirmed by the Office for National Statistics’ second estimate of GDP released this morning, leaving the level of output 3.1% above a year before.
New figures in …

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