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      Treasury delays Bank of England buy-to-let consultation

      The UK Treasury has sidestepped a request from the Bank of England to be given powers over buy-to-let lending, saying it...

    2. October 12, 2014

      Lenders warn Bank of England over risks to mortgage market

      The Bank of England is being warned about the risks to the mortgage market as it considers proposals this week to toughen...

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    1. October 10, 2014

      Bank of England reveals Scotland plans in event of Yes vote

      The Bank of England planned to pump money into banks and arrange extra supplies of banknotes to ward off financial panic...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Macroprudential policy can be a useful tool

      Housing booms and busts felled a number of advanced economies in 2007-09. Lately, warning lights have been flashing again....

    3. October 3, 2014

      Investors in alleged tax avoidance scheme face HMRC squeeze

      The UK tax authority is using new powers to turn the screw on investors in alleged avoidance schemes. People who bought into...

    4. October 2, 2014

      Bank of England seeks powers to curb risky buy-to-let lending

      The Bank of England has requested powers to limit risky buy-to-let lending as part of tools it hopes will curb future...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2014

      Secrets and Libors

      The Bank of England is going from twiddling bank capital to also twiddling mortgages themselves to try and stop risk in the...

    6. September 21, 2014

      UK mortgage clampdown threatens to put squeeze on rich buyers

      Wealthy buyers of luxury houses in the UK could soon find themselves being turned down for mortgages by private banks...

    7. September 9, 2014

      Lenders attack Bank of England’s plan for tough leverage ratio

      Britain’s building societies have attacked the Bank of England’s plan for a tough new leverage ratio, describing it as a...

    8. August 22, 2014

      Building societies seek review of curbs on mortgages

      Building societies are calling for an automatic review of Bank of England curbs on mortgage lending so they do not become...

    9. August 17, 2014

      Barclays to join lenders imposing tougher mortgage tests

      High street lender Barclays is the latest to tighten its mortgage affordability criteria, following new measures from the...

    10. August 10, 2014

      MPs voice fears over balance of power on Bank of England’s FPC

      The appointment of a new deputy governor at the Bank of England risks tilting the balance on its powerful Financial Policy...

    11. July 11, 2014

      BoE eyes limits on use of coco bonds to meet leverage goal

      Banks face restrictions on their use of coco bonds when attempting to meet leverage rules under tough new proposals from the...

    12. July 2, 2014

      UK house prices surpass 2007 peak, data show

      Average house prices in the UK have surpassed their 2007 peak, rising nearly 12 per cent in the past year and stoking fears...

    13. July 1, 2014

      BoE splits emerge over way to curb risky borrowing

      Internal differences have emerged within the Bank of England’s stability committee over the best way to curb risky...

    14. June 27, 2014

      Merciless investment lessons from the Ming era

      A new exhibition – Ming: The Golden Empire – has just opened at the National Museum of Scotland. I wandered around it this...

    15. June 26, 2014

      Mortgage lenders relieved after limited FPC intervention

      Mortgage brokers downplayed the impact of moves by the Bank of England to limit lending on Thursday, saying it was not the...

    16. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      London gets a monetary policy

      The PRA and the FCA should ensure that mortgage lenders do not extend more than 15% of their total number of new residential...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Why the vultures aren’t the big problem: Joseph explains why the pari passu saga’s...

    18. June 26, 2014

      Bank of England limits mortgages to protect recovery

      Mark Carney has become the first leading central banker to try to prevent a new credit boom from derailing the economic...

    19. Money Supply

      June 26, 2014

      Live blog: Bank of England financial stability report

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 11:56 on 26 Jun 2014.Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of...

    20. June 26, 2014

      FTSE builders climb after mortgage rules

      New mortgage lending conditions unveiled by the Bank of England on Thursday were more lenient than investors expected,...

    21. June 24, 2014

      Bank of England: Crashing the party

      In June 2010 George Osborne, Britain’s newly appointed chancellor, stood before a stony-faced audience of bankers and money...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2014

      Call it liquidity leverage

      More on the topic of liquidity, which we’re choosing to understand as the ability to buy or sell when you want to without...

    23. June 23, 2014

      Housebuilders hit FTSE 100

      London’s FTSE 100 fell in opening trade on Monday, with housebuilders under the most pressure on reports that the Bank of...

    24. June 18, 2014

      The Old Lady is right that prudential policy is not everything

      Mark Carney set the cat among the pigeons in his Mansion House speech last week. Saying the first interest rate rise “could...

    25. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, Would you like to hear Steve Englander, Paul Lambert, Kit Jukes, and Stephen Lewis discuss FX? Or...

    26. June 17, 2014

      UK house prices surge 9.9% in year to April

      House prices surged in April, according to the official measure, putting further pressure on the Bank of England to prevent...

    27. June 13, 2014

      Why the FPC should do nothing next week

      In May it was Mark Carney. Last week it was the EU. This week it’s the IMF. For all I know, next week Pope Francis could...

    28. Westminster Blog

      June 12, 2014

      Is this the moment Osborne admits there is a London housing bubble?

      Tonight is the annual speech by George Osborne to a City audience at Mansion House. We revealed this morning that the...

    29. June 9, 2014

      UK rates rise decision ‘more balanced’

      The decision over whether to raise interest rates is “becoming more balanced” but the UK economy can still grow “a little...

    30. June 9, 2014

      Confidence in UK financial system hits post-crisis high

      Confidence in the UK financial system has hit a new post-crisis high as risk officers play down the danger of a major shock...

    31. June 6, 2014

      Further lending curbs unlikely

      Mortgage providers are unlikely to follow the lead of state-backed lenders by imposing fresh restrictions on borrowing in...

    32. June 4, 2014

      BoE crisis prevention powers have limits, says policy maker

      A Bank of England policy maker has given warning of limits to the central bank’s ability to spot and ward off looming...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      Macro-pru versus UK housing

      First take a trip down Gavyn Davies way where he’ll explain that macro prudential controls are nothing new, that they’re...

    34. May 21, 2014

      Cooling London’s housing market

      When house prices rise because people gorge themselves on debt, the ensuing recession tends to be particularly deep and...

    35. May 20, 2014

      Lloyds scales back high-risk home loans

      The UK’s biggest mortgage lender has clamped down on high-risk loans in London amid mounting fears that households in the...

    36. Gavyn Davies

      May 18, 2014

      Britain's housing dilemma

      The UK’s very British economic recovery, dominated by London housing in particular and the consumer more generally,...

    37. May 14, 2014

      Confusion reigns in the face of three inflation reports

      Economists, markets and consumers were left in confusion on Wednesday, as it appeared that three inflation reports gave...

    38. May 13, 2014

      BoE’s Jon Cunliffe urges more bank failure reforms

      Further reforms are needed before the problem of “too big to fail” banks is resolved, a senior figure from the Bank of...

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