Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bank of England cuts UK base interest rates to .25% and pumps more money into the economy

The Bank of England voted to cut base interest rates from 0.5 to 0.25% today, and pump more money into the economy by quantitative easing (QE) - printing money to you and me!

The move is designed to stimulate the economy, including a £100bn scheme to force banks to pass on the low interest rate to households and businesses, and will reduce mortgage payments for millions of borrowers, which should encourage us to go out and spend more money.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said there was scope to cut the interest rate further.if the UK went into recession, and added that a majority of the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) backed a further cut if subsequent data showed the economy was slowing.

What does all this mean to the average person?

For most people, it will not make much difference to their daily lives. Over half the population do not have a mortgage, but savers, especially the retired, will suffer a further fall in the amount of interest they receive.

The question to ask yourself is: how will this affect my economy?

Despite the fact that the Bank of England has been printing money, the high street banks are not lending enough to small businesses, and mortgage brokers tell me that the lenders are restricting loans and pulling in their reins.

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