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  • 'No surprise' BoE unaware of 2007 crisis: Ex-politician

    John McFall, former chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, says that neither U.S. or European regulators were aware of the financial crisis before it happened, so it is no surprise that the Bank of England did not see it coming.

  • BoE board: Asleep at the wheel during credit crisis?

    The Bank of England's senior executives were guilty of complacency in the run-up to the country's credit crisis in 2007, new documents reveal. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • BoE holds interest rates at 0.5%   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    BoE holds interest rates at 0.5%

    The Bank of England's latest monetary policy meeting shows that they will keep their interest rate at 0.5 percent. Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC weighs in, adding that the next "stumbling block for U.K. policies" will be wage negotiations.

  • UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?

    Discussing the Bank of England's stress test results, Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital, says that banks like Lloyds and RBS should be cutting costs to make a good return on capital for shareholders.

  • UK banks 'safer and sounder' after stress test: BoE

    Andrew Bailey, deputy governor for prudential regulation at the Bank of England and CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority, says the U.K.'s banking system can withstand "severe shock" after the stress tests.

  • BoE deputy governor on economic risks   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    BoE deputy governor on economic risks

    Andrew Bailey, deputy governor for prudential regulation at the Bank of England and CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority, discusses the biggest risks facing the British economy.

  • English banks have limited exposure to Russia   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    English banks have limited exposure to Russia

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England reflects upon the current situation with Russia and how it impacts England's banking sectors.

  • 2015 BoE stress tests all about global risks   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    2015 BoE stress tests all about global risks

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England reflects upon the Bank of England's stress test and discusses their findings, in today's press conference.

  • England's banks are 'un-investable'   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    England's banks are 'un-investable'

    The BoE stress tests demonstrate that banks aren't at risk of going bust, yet they are still "un-investable businesses" for clients says Max King, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management.

  • Still 'big issues' after BoE stress tests: Ex-MP   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Still 'big issues' after BoE stress tests: Ex-MP

    John McFall, former chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, says too big to fail is still an issue for British banks following the Bank of England's stress tests.

  • Co-op Bank fails Bank of England stress tests   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Co-op Bank fails Bank of England stress tests

    Co-operative Bank has failed a key test of how it would perform in a financial crisis by the Bank of England. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the results and what it means for Britain's banks.

  • BoE holds fire as wage growth, inflation weigh Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A man sits on a bench outside the Bank of England in London.

    The Bank of England held its benchmark interest rate at a record low on Thursday, prompted by feeble wage growth and stagnation in the euro zone.

  • BoE keeps base rate remains unchanged   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    BoE keeps base rate remains unchanged

    The Bank of England held its base rate unchanged at 0.5 percent.

  • British pound: Time to worry ahead of election?   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:45 AM ET
    British pound: Time to worry ahead of election?

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says he likes sterling in the short term but an "adverse" outcome in a referendum on EU membership would create worries for the currency.

  • What you need to know in Asia   Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    What you need to know in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through this week's key risk events.

  • UK rate rise to happen next August?   Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK rate rise to happen next August?

    Dean Turner, UK economist and macro strategist, CIO at UBS Wealth Management says that he expects that the Bank of England will raise UK interest rates around August 2015.

  • UK inflation is 'spooking' BoE   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK inflation is 'spooking' BoE

    Robert Wood, U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, says he expects to see a fall in petrol and food prices in the U.K., and warns that inflation could fall to 1 percent in coming months.

  • Banker pay must stop encouraging misconduct: Carney Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:31 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference in London, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

    Repeated scandals at banks' trading desks show the sector's compensation must be regulated to stop encouraging misconduct, BOE Gov. Mark Carney said.

  • BoE playing 'dangerous game': Pro   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    BoE playing 'dangerous game': Pro

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says it could be a "dangerous game" waiting for further positive economic date before the Bank of England tightens monetary policy.

  • BoE's Carney on EBC policy and Europe 'stagnation'   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    BoE's Carney on EBC policy and Europe 'stagnation'

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says the economic developments in Europe are "troubling" but the European Central Bank is taking the right monetary policy measures.