World Central Banks

The Bank of England voted unanimously to maintain the key bank rate at a record low of 0.1% on May 7th 2020, in line with market forecasts.

Policymakers also left the bond buying program at £645 billion, although two members voted for a £100 billion increase, in a further sign that fresh stimulus may be under way.

The Bank of England's MPC voted unanimously to hold the Bank Rate at an all-time low of 0.1%

Policymakers taking a wait-and-see approach to monetary policy after delivering two emergency cuts this month in response to the severe economic and financial disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19.

The Bank of England unexpectedly cut the key interest rate by 50bps to 0.25%

The central bank said the rate cut will help to support business and consumer confidence at a difficult time, to bolster the cash flows of businesses and households, and to reduce the cost, and to improve the availability, of finance.

The Bank of England's MPC voted by a majority of 7-2 to hold Bank Rate at 0.75% during its January meeting

The Bank of England's MPC voted by a majority of 7-2 to hold Bank Rate at 0.75% during its January meeting, with policymakers taking a wait-and-see approach as Britain prepares to leave the EU while the latest economic data has been encouraging.

BoE Holds Rates, 2 MPC Members Vote for Rate Cut

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted by a majority of 7-2 to hold Bank Rate at 0.75 percent

Bank of England

The Bank of England is the Central Bank of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The official name is the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. The informal name is the "Old Lady".

The Bank of England was founded in 1694 when there was no state of Britain (from 1707), so the institution has such a name.

The Bank of England publishes a decision on the interest rate on a monthly basis. The interest rate of the Bank of England determines the terms on which commercial banks in the United Kingdom will grant repo credits.

Repo is a type of credit where the Bank of England lends money on the security of a commercial Bank assets: for instance, shares. Repo crediting is beneficial when a commercial bank needs money but it does not wish to sell its shares irreversibly. Repo credit is agreed upon for a certain period: at the end of period, the Bank of England returns to commercial bank the assets, and in return receives the money with the interest on top.

Interest rates

0,10 %

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Interest rates

Country Rate Value
USA Federal Funds 0,25 %
Switzerland 3 Month LIBOR Range -0.75 %
United Kingdom Repo Rate 0,10 %
EU Refinancing Tender 0,00 %
Japan Overnight Call Rate -0,10 %
New Zealand Official Cash Rate 0,25 %
Australia Cash Rate 0,25 %
Canada Overnight Rate Target 0,25 %
All rates
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