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    1. July 12, 2016

      Mark Carney agrees to release notes on George Osborne talks

      The governor of the Bank of England has reluctantly agreed to release notes of private conversations in the run-up to...

    2. July 12, 2016

      Bank of England rejects ‘scare story’ charges during EU referendum

      The Bank of England has defended its role in the EU referendum campaign, rejecting accusations of peddling “phoney...

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      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

      July 12, 2016

      BoE officials reject Brexit 'scare stories' accusations

      The Bank of England is fending off criticism that it made an undue intervention in the UK’s EU referendum campaign,...

    2. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      UK markets watchdog warned of property fund freezes

      The UK’s markets watchdog warned the Bank of England in the immediate aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU that...

    3. July 8, 2016

      Mortgage lenders call for review of loan-to-income curbs

      The Bank of England should lift constraints on mortgage lending based on borrowers’ income levels to boost lending...

    4. July 5, 2016

      Bank of England relaxes rules for insurers

      The Bank of England has made life easier for insurers by relaxing the rules on how they have to respond to market...

    5. July 5, 2016

      Brexit risks are starting to crystallise, Bank of England warns

      Mark Carney has warned that the financial risks of Brexit “have begun to crystallise” and said the Bank of England will...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 5, 2016

      BoE: That's why we have a countercyclical capital buffer

      From the Bank of England’s latest Financial Stability Report: The FPC reduced the UK countercyclical capital buffer...

    7. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      Sterling: Busy going nowhere

      Sterling has had a very rough run since the June 23rd EU referendum, but for now, you could hear a pin drop. The...

    8. July 3, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Nato meets amid reinforcement

      Presidents, prime ministers and the top brass of Nato militaries will meet in Warsaw this week for the military...

    9. July 1, 2016

      Bank of England ‘could loosen’ bank buffer requirement

      Senior financiers expect the Bank of England to loosen a new requirement for banks to build up a rainy-day fund as it...

    10. May 26, 2016

      BoE pushes on with bank ringfencing rules

      The Bank of England is to push ahead with its new rules for banks on ringfencing their retail operations, shrugging off...

    11. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      BoE sets out capital rules for ringfenced banks

      The Bank of England has stood firm in the face of criticism from one of the chief architects of post-crisis bank...

    12. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      UK remains "investable" despite Brexit - FPC

      An independent member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee has struck a more confident tone ahead of the...

    13. May 12, 2016

      Bank of England moves from caution to candour

      Almost every official at the Bank of England thinks leaving the EU would be a bad idea. What they have found harder to...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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