Thursday, January 08, 2009

Interest Rates cut by 0.5%

The Bank of England cut interest rates by 0.5% today. The new base rate is 1.5%, the lowest in the Bank's 315 year history

Normally this would see a reduction in rates for home owners & businesses. The question continued to be asked is "Will the banks pass it on to consumers?"

The Bank of England is also talking about printing money to lend to banks, something usually associated with countries with dire economic conditions or at war.

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