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Inflation Falls To 2.3% – Why Are Short Term Rate Cuts Unlikely?

Rate Cut In Doubt As Inflation Falls It was announced this week that inflation fell from 3.2% to 2.3%, slightly above the market forecast of 2.1%. Though smaller than expected, the drop is still positive as it is now lower than the Eurozone and US inflation figures. A rate cut in June now seems highly […]

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Base Rate Held At 5.25% While Inflation Falls To 3.2%

Base Rate Held At 5.25% At todays Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting they voted 7-2 to maintain the current Base Rate at 5.25% for the sixth consecutive month despite inflation falling further to 3.2%. This decision was followed, as in previous months, by initial promises of an imminent rate reduction. However,

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Lenders Increase Rates As Swaps Continue To Rise

Base Rate Battles Inflation while Swap Rates Shape Mortgage Costs Mortgage rates are frequently subject to speculation, especially when a notable shift in the Base Rate is currently at a 16-year high of 5.25%. This increase aims to combat inflation, which has significantly declined from 11.1% in October 2022 to 3.2% in March. The central

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Lenders Resume Fight For Business As Swap Rates Continue To Rise

Rate Reductions Amidst Uncertainty In a bold move this week, numerous lenders have opted to reduce their rates, aiming to invigorate business volumes in the face of persistent inflationary pressures. Despite reports indicating stubborn inflation, these lenders are betting on rate reductions to stimulate demand and bolster their market share. The decision comes amidst widespread

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Base Rate Held At 5.25% As Inflation Falls To 3.4%

Base Rate: 5.25% Inflation: 3.4% Average House Price: £285,000 Bank Of England MPC – Why They Are Wrong It’s a glaring disgrace that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted 8-1 to turn a blind eye to the genuine financial struggles facing the public despite a noticeable drop in inflation. With inflation

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Lenders Fight For Market Share As Swap Rates Increase

Mortgage Rates Fall As we step into 2024, the mortgage lending sector is witnessing an intense battle for market share. This competition is unfolding against a backdrop of global financial pessimism, heavily influenced by current UK and world events. The uncertainty surrounding these events is shaping monetary policies, adding layers of complexity to an already

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Bank of England Holds Base Rate At 5.25% While Swap Rates Fall Below 4%

Base Rate Held At 5.25% The Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee voted again today to hold the Base Rate at 5.25% for the third consecutive month amidst concerns that stubborn inflation remaining more than double the BoE’s 2% target is starting to affect the wider economy with fears of a protracted slump or

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Autumn Statement – Chancellor Forecasts Sub 2% Inflation In 2025

Inflation Forecast In today’s Autumn Statement (for Growth), Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said the Government was on track to reducing debt, cutting taxes, and controlling inflation. With inflation down from 11.1% when he and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took office to 4.6%, he went on to say the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast inflation

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