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      Bank of England cuts protected deposit cap to £75,000

      The Bank of England has announced that from next year it will cut the maximum deposit it will protect to £75,000, leaving...

    2. July 3, 2015

      UK services data rebound raises hopes of growth boost

      A rebound in activity in the UK’s dominant services sector has boosted hopes overall that economic growth will strengthen in...

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    1. July 2, 2015

      Europe rules further threaten market stability

      The Bank of England warned in March that financial stability could be endangered by a lack of liquidity in some markets....

    2. July 1, 2015

      Bank of England warns of Greek crisis contagion

      The deepening Greek crisis has scuppered plans by the Bank of England to give a stable outlook to the UK’s financial...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Rethink needed for monetary policy role

      Central bankers are not famous for breaking traditions, but the ones in Iceland may be about to start a revolution. An...

    4. June 29, 2015

      Osborne warns not to underestimate impact of Grexit

      George Osborne has advised British tourists to take hundreds of euros in cash to Greece amid fears of cashpoints running...

    5. June 29, 2015

      BoE’s Andy Haldane rejects calls for early rise in interest rates

      Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, will on Tuesday reject calls for an early interest rate rise, saying...

    6. June 28, 2015

      BIS urges structural reform to boost growth

      The Bank for International Settlements, often described as the central bankers’ bank, has warned for years of the dangers...

    7. June 25, 2015

      The Bank of England ponders going for a rise

      If one of its policy makers has his way, the UK might be the first major economy to lift its interest rates from the...

    8. June 24, 2015

      UK would have fared better inside the eurozone

      The referendum on UK membership of the EU is still some time off but the rhetorical attacks have begun, calling out those...

    9. June 24, 2015

      Atom Bank approved as UK’s first digital-only lender

      Atom Bank has been given the green light by the Bank of England to launch as a digital-only lender and is considering a...

    10. Andrew Smithers

      June 24, 2015

      Productivity and the decline in capital efficiency

      There has been a steady decline in the efficiency of capital over the long-term in developed economies, and this...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2015

      The case for capital controls in the UK?

      If you accept the standard textbook view of central banking — roughly, that employment near its “natural” level coupled with...

    12. June 23, 2015

      Bank of England hawk says prepare for UK rate rise

      The Bank of England should be ready to raise borrowing costs as early as August, a member of its Monetary Policy Committee...

    13. June 22, 2015

      Bank of England strikes upbeat note on productivity growth

      The Bank of England has struck an optimistic note on productivity growth, saying rising wages will push companies to invest...

    14. June 22, 2015

      Bank of England says cash payments here to stay

      You may have paid for your morning coffee with a tap or a swipe, but new data suggest that reports of the demise of cash...

    15. June 20, 2015

      Protesters throng London to oppose UK government’s austerity plan

      LONDON, June 20 — Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain’s parliament on Saturday to...

    16. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2015

      The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street blogs!

      Welcome to Bank Underground, the official (and slightly subversive sounding?) Bank of England staff blog. It’s gone live...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2015

      If Google mapped the financial system...

      This is a Google Map of the City of London: It’s a “square mile” because back in the day — before phones, fax machines or...

    18. June 18, 2015

      Regulators fuel hopes of European securitisation revival

      Regulators this week fuelled hope of an easing in capital rules widely seen as stifling the revival of the European...

    19. June 18, 2015

      Sterling hits high for 2015

      Sterling hit a new high for 2015 against the dollar on Thursday, after retail sales figures became the latest data to point...

    20. June 18, 2015

      UK retail spending rises 4.6% in May

      Britons’ love affair with shopping shows no sign of ending, with the volume of goods bought in UK shops growing again in...

    21. June 18, 2015

      Banking sector stress tests lambasted as ‘fatally flawed’

      The Bank of England’s stress tests of the banking sector have been attacked as “fatally flawed” for setting hurdles that are...

    22. June 17, 2015

      Sterling energised by earnings rebound

      Sterling bounced on Wednesday, after average earnings data surpassed expectations, raising hopes that the UK’s dalliance...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Odds shorten on bookie bids

      Whatever happens at Royal Ascot, Betfair has had a decent full-year, Bank of England monetary minutes are due and the Fed...

    24. June 16, 2015

      Chancellor George Osborne steps up UK Grexit planning

      George Osborne has warned people not to “underestimate the potential damage to financial confidence” if Greece exits the...

    25. June 16, 2015

      Yellen’s market-moving power on show

      Imagine Janet Yellen as Rory McIlroy, a nine-iron in her hands, measuring up her shot on to the green. That is how John...

    26. June 14, 2015

      Bank of England moves to stamp out ‘fat finger’ errors

      When the Bank of England’s head of press mistakenly sent an email to the media revealing that officials were quietly...

    27. June 12, 2015

      UK debt: still rising

      Cash or card? Oh heavens, plastic, by all means. Household debt in the UK could hit 172 per cent of gross income by the end...

    28. June 12, 2015

      Much to discuss at national debt review

      The Committee of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt is meeting next month. It is the first since a...

    29. June 11, 2015

      UK bank rule reformers call end to age of big stick

      The cycle of scandal and ever higher fines for banks should be over — provided institutions follow an ambitious suite of new...

    30. June 11, 2015

      UK plans global fixed-income, currencies and commodities rules

      It is the morning after the night before. The night in question involved the port, pomp and pageantry that defines the...

    31. June 11, 2015

      Bank of England acts to encourage whistleblowers

      Whistleblowers who report dodgy dealing or criminal behaviour in a market or company have been around since at least 1610....

    32. June 11, 2015

      Dollar maintains strength after retail sales

      The biggest rise in US retail sales in more than a year triggered swings in currency trading that left the dollar higher...

    33. June 10, 2015

      UK plan to extend City regulation provokes mixed response

      A punitive regime that holds senior managers to account for failings on their watch will be extended beyond banking and...

    34. June 10, 2015

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney to extend market abuse rules

      Punitive new rules for senior bankers will be extended to cover thousands of asset managers, hedge funds and even the Bank...

    35. June 9, 2015

      UK mortgages in May were cheapest on record

      Many of the mortgages advertised to borrowers were cheaper in May than at any time on record, the Bank of England said on...

    36. June 8, 2015

      Review to seek new laws banning manipulation of markets

      New laws banning manipulation of markets such as foreign exchange and the creation of a market standards body to oversee...

    37. June 8, 2015

      Free Lunch: Banking — even more dangerous than you thought

      Create, don't intermediate We've been told to think of the business of banks as accepting deposits from savers and lending...

    38. June 8, 2015

      The reality gap in the role of banks

      Are banks mere intermediaries between savers and borrowers, or prime movers in the monetary world responsible for the credit...

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