Interest Rates


How active cash management can generate £8 billion for UK businesses

Billions in deposits are sitting in low-paying interest accounts when they could be performing better elsewhere.

Alternative Finance for Business

Property platform hits £1 million in a day

A Cheshire based peer-to-peer crowdfunding property platform has secured over 120 peer-to-peer loans since it formed in 2012.


UK interest rates rise for first time in 10 years

For the first time in more than ten years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. Here we take a look at the reactions across the UK.


Rates should be kept low

Andrew Smith, chief economist at KPMG in the UK, explains why the economy needs interest rates to remain low.


Interest rates could rise to 5 per cent: Moulton

British venture capitalist Jon Moulton says the success of the UK economy this year will be decided by interest rates, adding that a base rate of 5 per cent ‘could occur’ within 12 months because of soaring inflation.


Interest rates cut for fifth month in a row

The Bank of England has cut interest rates for the fifth consecutive month since October, from 1.5 to one per cent.


Interest rates cut to all-time low

The Bank of England has reduced interest rates to their lowest level since it was founded in the seventeenth century.


Interest rate cut not enough, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has complained that the Bank of England’s move to cut interest rates to 5.25 per cent does not go far enough to guard against ‘worsening global and domestic [economic] conditions’.