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Bank of England Warns that Interest Rates will Remain High!

Bank of England Warns that Interest Rates will Remain High!

The UK’s interest rate is currently at 5.25%, and the Bank of England’s (BOE) Andrew Bailey warns they will likely stay this way until mid-2024.

Inflation decreased from 6.7% in September to 4.6% in November. With the inflation target set at 2%, there is still significant progress to be made. Higher interest rates help reduce inflation by influencing spending behaviours.

As rates increase, the cost of borrowing for mortgages and loans rises, leaving consumers with less disposable income for other expenses. This dynamic can lead companies to avoid raising prices, thereby curbing inflation.

This firm stance from the BOE offers some hope amid the UK’s cost-of-living crisis. However, it raises concerns about reduced mortgage and loan activity, potentially impacting the housing sector.

Further updates are expected from the Monetary Policy Committee, with their next report scheduled for release on February 1, 2024.

The above is for educational purposes only and does not constitute advice. You should always contact your advisor for a personal consultation. 

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