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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    Markets Live scratched - some alternative light reading

    Paul is still ill, we’re afraid, and Bryce is on safari in Uzbekistan (we think), so no Markets Live again today. Sorry....

  2. March 18, 2014

    Carney warns risks building in financial system

    Mark Carney unveiled a radical shake-up of the Bank of England on Tuesday, introducing sweeping changes to senior management...

  1. March 11, 2014

    BoE accused of complacency over forex rate rigging claims

    The Bank of England was accused of complacency by MPs amid claims that it failed promptly to investigate allegations that...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Bank of England’s dilemma in staying abreast of evolving markets

    The Bank of England’s entanglement in the foreign exchange market scandal highlights the difficulties a central bank faces...

  3. January 23, 2014

    MPC member says keep interest rates low

    A top Bank of England official has signalled interest rates need to stay at their current 300-year low for a while yet,...

  4. Money Supply

    October 2, 2013

    Forward guidance in a sentence

    Forget triggers, thresholds, knockouts and long lists of conditions, Paul Fisher, the Bank of England’s head of markets,...

  5. July 16, 2013

    Stimulus tapering years away, says BoE’s Paul Fisher

    Paul Fisher, the Bank of England’s head of markets, reinforced the central bank’s new policy of jawboning to get market...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 31, 2013

    A UK deleveraging disagreement

    In this round we have Paul Fisher of the MPC, who recently said that (our emphasis): In the near term, whatever the source...

  7. May 30, 2013

    Jockey Club raises £25m in bond auction

    The owner of Aintree and Cheltenham racecourses became the latest company to tap its customers for funding with a retail...

  8. April 17, 2013

    Policy makers split on more stimulus

    Sir Mervyn King found himself in a minority for the third month in a row in April after the bulk of the Bank of England’s...

  9. March 20, 2013

    MPC split 6-3 over more stimulus

    The governor of the Bank of England called for more monetary stimulus for the second successive month in March, the minutes...

  10. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2013

    An FLS fail?

    The question mark in the header is just so as to (reluctantly) give the Bank of England the benefit of the doubt. Here are...

  11. The A-List

    February 25, 2013

    Bank puts its economic reputation at stake

    Credibility is seeping away from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. The minutes of its latest meeting released...

  12. February 20, 2013

    BoE does what it does, not what it says

    Journalists have had hours of innocent fun since the crisis comparing what politicians said and what they ended up doing....

  13. February 20, 2013

    Pound falls as King seeks more QE

    The pound slid against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday after it emerged the governor of the Bank of England had wanted...

  14. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2013

    A Minutes worth of sterling freefall [updated]

    Here’s the dovish BoE minutes that started sterling sliding (click through for the pdf): The minutes put the MPC far closer...

  15. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2012

    It's too early to call the FLS a flop, ok?

    The Bank of England has published the first data from its new-fangled Funding for Lending Scheme. At first blush, the...

  16. November 27, 2012

    King forced to defend BoE independence

    Sir Mervyn King was forced to defend the Bank of England’s independence and his own reputation on Tuesday in testy exchanges...

  17. November 27, 2012

    King attacked over Treasury surplus swap

    Sir Mervyn King issued a rare apology on Tuesday over the appearance that the Bank of England’s independence to set monetary...

  18. October 30, 2012

    Boost to Funding for Lending backers

    The number of UK lenders participating in Funding for Lending – a scheme aimed at lowering borrowing costs for households...

  19. Gavyn Davies

    October 25, 2012

    The limits to UK monetary policy

    Today’s UK GDP figures provide a welcome ray of light after several quarters of unremitting gloom from the official...

  20. October 1, 2012

    Loans scheme fails to cut mortgage costs

    Lending data for August illustrate the scale of challenge for a Bank of England scheme aimed at giving banks cheap money to...

  21. September 25, 2012

    Funding for lending scheme falls short

    The Bank of England’s funding for lending scheme has signed up 13 banks to borrow cheap funds totalling £60bn, falling short...

  22. August 16, 2012

    Property woes hold N Ireland back

    Senior Bank of England officials regularly head to the regions. Over the past year, members of the Monetary Policy Committee...

  23. Money Supply

    August 8, 2012

    UK Inflation Report presser

    Mervyn King. Image by Bloomberg. Hello and welcome to the live blog on the Bank of England’s latest Inflation Report.  The...

  24. Money Supply

    August 3, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  25. June 20, 2012

    Banks to get cheap money to lift UK lending

    The government’s new “funding for lending” programme, designed to boost credit for British business, will cut banks’ costs...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 29, 2012

    The Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE Chinese gambling: So, the Economist predicted that Chinese GDP would surpass US GDP at...

  27. Money Supply

    March 23, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  28. Money Supply

    March 13, 2012

    Paul Fisher finds his voice

    I always enjoy reading speeches by Paul Fisher, executive director for markets at the Bank of England. They clearly set out...

  29. March 12, 2012

    BoE official warns on financial stability body

    Businesses and the public need to pay more attention to the new body charged with protecting financial stability because it...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2012

    Guest post: Time for a formal inquiry into British QE

    On the third anniversary of the launch of quantitative easing in the UK, Dan Conaghan, author of The Bank – Inside the Bank...

  31. Money Supply

    November 25, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 1, 2011

    UK economy grows faster than forecast in Q3

    The UK economy grew faster than forecast in the third quarter as manufacturing and services industries rebounded from...

  33. October 28, 2011

    UK outlook stirs anxiety

    The fate of the UK economy rested in the hands of eurozone policymakers in Brussels this week. If anyone needed a reminder...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 1, 2011

    No tail risk, please. I'm a bank

    Spotted by the sharp-eyed creditplumber in a new paper from the Bank of England’s Paul Fisher: And the footnote: How many...

  35. Money Supply

    August 26, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our new week ahead email will help you to track the most important events in the central banking world. To see all of our...

  36. June 30, 2011

    Synthetic ETFs under fire from senior UK regulator

    Providers of synthetic exchange traded funds faced fresh criticism after Paul Fisher, executive director for markets at the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2011

    The search for yield, 2011 edition

    Yield, like love, can cause trouble when you search too hard for it. Paul Fisher, executive director for markets at the Bank...

  38. June 28, 2011

    MPC conflict over direction hardens

    The split in the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee over direction is hardening, with a number of members...

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