Bank of England


  • BoE leaves rates unchanged: The reaction  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The Bank of England keeps the bank rate unchanged at 0.5%. Allister Heath, editor of City AM, and Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, discuss the decision.

  • Periphery bond rally set to continue?  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Moyeen Islam, associate director at Barclays Capital, says he is "positive" on European periphery bonds.

  • BoE should have already hiked rates  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor of City AM, says the Bank of England should have raised interest rates already, calling the low rates "distortionary".

  • Time to abandon forward guidance?  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    As the unemployment rapidly approaches the Bank of England's 7 percent threshold, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses whether forward guidance should be abandoned.

  • Is the BoE's forward guidance 'botched up'?  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Andrew Lilico, director at Europe Economics, describes the Bank of England's forward guidance as a "daft idea" that has been "misconceived" from the beginning.

  • What effect will a UK rate hike have on consumers?  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi explains how the effects an interest rate hike could have on U.K. household debt.

  • UK recovery is 'awful long way' away: Economist  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, says the U.K. has come a long way but it still has an "awful long way to go" to improve the state of its economy.

  • BoE may skew rate debate back to inflation: PIMCO  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, says the Bank of England has some "tricky messaging ahead" regarding forward guidance, as the unemployment threshold looms.

  • UK gears up for move to plastic banknotes  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to announce on Wednesday whether it will switch to plastic banknotes, following a public consultation program on the matter.

  • BoE's growth forecast is 'too optimistic': BCC  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    David Kern, chief economist at British Chambers of Commerce, says that the Bank of England's growth forecast for the U.K. is too "optimistic".

  • John Wraith, rates strategist at Bank of America Merill Lynch Global Research, says the U.K.'s economy is not strong enough to cope with higher interest rates.

  • BoE could hike rates before Fed: Soc Gen  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Alain Bokobza, head of global asset allocation at Societe Generale, says an upcoming rise in gilt yields will force the Bank of England to "normalize" monetary policy and push through an interest rate hike in 2015 before the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Why the UK housing market will keep improving  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, says that the housing market is "on course for an ongoing improvement" and that the impact of the Funding for Lending scheme changes will be minimal.

  • BoE's forward guidance has no value: ICAP  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, says the Bank of England set the unemployment threshold too high.

  • Detailed forward guidance weakens currencies: Pro  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, discusses forward guidance ahead of the European Central Bank and Bank of England's latest policy decisions on Thursday.

  • Funding for Lending impact in UK  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.

  • Funding for Lending to focus on SMEs: Carney  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, announces that the Funding for Lending scheme is to be "refocused" in 2014 away from mortgages and home loans to support businesses, especially SMEs.

  • Santelli Exchange: Central banks 'bought time'  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Discussing whether the central banks around the world have made the best use of their "bought time," with Mark Grant, Southwest Securities. "QE helped to pull the economy up to some extent," he says.

  • Bank of England sees 'uncertainties' in recovery Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    The Bank of England's monetary policy committee has expressed uncertainties over the durability of the U.K.'s recovery.

  • UK economy 'doing very well': Economist  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, explains that the key thing to look for in the Bank of England's minutes is a sense that a rise in interest rates "won¿t happen anytime soon."