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    1. April 5, 2016

      Bank of England to review bank buffers after EU referendum

      The Bank of England will look again at how much capital it requires banks to hold as insurance against swings in the...

    2. March 29, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords face stricter affordability tests

      Britain’s army of amateur landlords will face stricter affordability tests under new Bank of England regulations to...

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    1. World Economy

      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
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    1. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      BoE warns of credit crunch triggered by Brexit uncertainty

      The Bank of England has warned about the risk of a credit crunch caused by uncertainty over the UK’s membership of the...

    2. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Bank of England tightens rules for amateur landlords

      Britain’s army of amateur landlords will face stricter affordability tests under new Bank of England regulations...

    3. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      The week ahead: global economy in focus

      The global economy will take centre stage this week as investors seek fresh direction following a spell in which the...

    4. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      UK regulators to release bank stress test scenarios

      A date for the diaries of shareholders in Britain’s banks. UK financial regulators will next week lay out the details...

    5. February 1, 2016

      UK credit data: four key metrics

      The appetite of British households to take on debt is a perennial concern. With a hike in interest rates this year now...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Buy-to-let: is Mark Carney about to take action?

      Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, faces questions from parliament’s Treasury committee on Tuesday about the...

    7. December 18, 2015

      Buy-to-let set to dip as UK landlords feel sting of cuts

      Purchases of buy-to-let homes have peaked this year and are set to decline from 2016 onwards after a series of measures...

    8. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      BoE may be given powers to cut buy-to-let risks

      The Bank of England could be handed powers to take action against risky mortgage lending in the UK’s buy-to-let...

    9. December 15, 2015

      Mark Carney — Lucky, brave or smart?

      Halfway through his term as Bank of England governor, Mark Carney’s report card reads favourably: a strong economy, a...

    10. December 13, 2015

      Buy-to-let investors face curbs on borrowing

      Mortgage lending to buy-to-let investors is set to be tightened up under proposals to give the Bank of England greater...

    11. December 11, 2015

      In praise of post-financial crisis paranoia

      It is tempting to declare that the crisis is over. The Bank of England reckons “the financial system has moved out of...

    12. December 9, 2015

      BoE warns of effect of US rate rise on capital flows

      The Bank of England has warned of the effects of a US rate rise on capital flows around emerging markets — a situation...

    13. December 1, 2015

      Bank of England draws line under bank-bashing

      The Bank of England drew a line under the era of bank-bashing on Tuesday, saying it had no desire for new capital...

    14. December 1, 2015

      UK bank stocks help FTSE outperform in stress test rally

      UK bank stocks helped the FTSE 100 outperform its European peers on Tuesday after every lender in the benchmark index...

    15. November 30, 2015

      Bank of England set to reveal action against credit growth

      For the past month, the Bank of England has been telling us ultra-low interest rates should be combined with measures...

    16. November 30, 2015

      Lending rises as Bank of England ponders new curbs

      Mortgage debt and unsecured credit continued to rise in October, ahead of a crucial Bank of England meeting that may...

    17. November 24, 2015

      Carney hints at temporary rise in capital requirements for banks

      Mark Carney has signalled that the Bank of England stands ready to increase capital requirements for banks temporarily...

    18. November 20, 2015

      Fears over Bank of England’s cyber defences

      The Bank of England has launched fake attacks on its own employees in an attempt to raise awareness about its...

    19. November 10, 2015

      BoE warns of willingness to curb excessive lending

      The Bank of England made it clear on Tuesday it was prepared to act to curb excessive lending “earlier rather than...

    20. November 5, 2015

      Carney indicates BoE’s willingness to rein in credit

      Mark Carney said the Bank of England would consider making it harder for lenders to extend credit, in order to prevent...

    21. October 22, 2015

      BoE hints it may force UK lenders to hold more capital

      The Bank of England has dropped the biggest hint yet that it may soon exercise its untested powers to force UK lenders...

    22. October 16, 2015

      Osborne shakes buy-to-let to its foundations

      When Stephen Johnson stood up at a question and answer event last week, he expected to field an assortment of queries...

    23. October 15, 2015

      Ringfencing Q&A: are the banks happy?

      Ringfencing rules for banks were proposed by the government after recommendations from the Independent Commission on...

    24. October 1, 2015

      BoE closer to forcing capital build-up

      The Bank of England has moved closer to ordering banks to build up capital in case of a downturn. Minutes from the...

    25. September 25, 2015

      Bank of England warns of threats to UK lenders’ stability

      UK banks are vulnerable to the slowdown in China and other emerging market economies, the Bank of England said on...

    26. July 14, 2015

      New look Treasury committee goes to work

      Mark Carney and other Bank of England officials on Tuesday went through four hours of questioning that marked the debut...

    27. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Tax changes aim to subdue buy to let boom

      Estate agents have warned that rents are likely to rise as a result of George Osborne’s plans to subdue Britain’s buy...

    28. May 26, 2015

      Bank of England’s Martin Taylor attacks critics of ringfencing

      Former Barclays’ chief executive Martin Taylor has delivered a stinging rebuke to the growing opposition against the...

    29. March 26, 2015

      Bank of England warns about financial stability threats

      The Bank of England has warned that international factors including the debt crisis in Greece and China’s slowdown pose...

    30. March 17, 2015

      Stress tests urged for UK insurers and asset managers

      Insurers, asset managers and clearing houses should be subjected to the rigours of annual stress testing just as banks...

    31. January 27, 2015

      Bank of England appoints Alex Brazier to financial stability arm

      The Bank of England has appointed Alex Brazier, a career official, to the Financial Policy Committee, the body tasked...

    32. January 23, 2015

      Bank of England warns on state cyber attacks

      The biggest financial groups in the UK are still potentially vulnerable to a sustained state-sponsored cyber attack, a...

    33. October 31, 2014

      Banks breathe sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

      Shares of leading British banks surged on Friday after long-awaited rules limiting their indebtedness proved less...

    34. October 30, 2014

      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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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