Thursday, February 07, 2008

Interest Rates fall 0.25% to 5.25%

As widely predicted the Bank of England reduced interest rates by a quarter of a percent to 5.25%.

It is a bid to stimulate the economy by putting more money in people's pockets. Is this a good thing? Not if it encourages people to borrow more money, as that it partly why economic problems possibly loom.

Interestingly the reason why the Bank of England put up rates several times last year before last summer's "credit crunch" was because of fears of inflation caused by borrowing. Fuel & food inflation is still around....

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