Plans to ditch mortgage affordability rules by the Bank of England are, I believe, utter madness. The new rules mean lenders will no longer have to check whether homeowners would be able to keep up their mortgage payments at higher interest rates.
The move by the central bank is bizarre, and that’s putting it mildly.
A stress test is included in the current affordability checks to cover increasing rates, so as to avoid another credit crunch as we saw in Read More
The threat of negative interest rates from the Bank of England will encourage market-savvy investors to boost their UK stock exposure.
On Thursday, all eyes were on the Bank of England as it announced it is leaving interest rates unchanged at 0.1%, and keeping its quantitative easing (QE) agenda.
Indeed, as I explain on my YouTube channel in this video and in The Independent, amongst others, for now, the central bank has avoided moving into negative interest Read More
Coronavirus is likely to deliver the bloodiest nose to the pound, more so than Brexit and the financial crash of 2008-2009.
The pound dropped to its lowest level on record on Tuesday against the currencies of the UK’s major trading partners.
The Bank of England announced that the exchange rate, which is gauged against a basket of currencies corresponding to Britain’s trade flow, declined to 72.9. There was a slight increase on Wednesday to 74.4.
These Read More
The Bank of England’s outgoing governor, Sir Mervyn King, today released his final forecasts before he retires – and the tone is decidedly more optimistic than it has been in recent years. The Bank of England’s outgoing governor, Sir Mervyn King, today released his final forecasts before he retires – and the tone is decidedly more optimistic than it has been in recent years. Read More