All news stories featuring 'Interest rates'

Unemployment drops sharply – so are interest rates set to rise?

22 January 2014

Unemployment has fallen to 7.1% – close to the figure which will be used to decide whether interest rates rise

Nationwide unveils 0% overdraft, 5% credit interest current account

1 March 2013

This makes the Nationwide FlexDirect account one of the top current accounts on the market, but it can be beaten

Barclays' PPI mis-selling bill up to £2.6 billion

5 February 2013

The banking giant will set aside a further £600 million for redress to cover mis-sold payment protection insurance

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19 October 2012

Mortgages tumble below 2%... if you've got the deposit

Tesco Bank has today launched a two-year fix at 1.99% while First Direct has launched a five-year fix at 2.99%

4 October 2012

Base rate held and no further QE

Bank of England policymakers decided against unleashing further emergency support for the recovery today

7 September 2012

George Osborne upbeat despite growth fears

The Chancellor insists there are "positive signs" for the economy despite a think-tank downgrading its growth forecast

6 September 2012

Bank of England base rate unchanged at 0.5%

The Bank of England refrained from unleashing further emergency support for the economy today

18 June 2012

Savers lose nearly £18 billion a year

Record low interest rates and multi-billion-pound emergency measures from the Bank of England are hitting deposits

7 June 2012

Base rate held at 0.5% again and no further QE

The base rate has today been held at its 0.5% historic low once again, the Bank of England has announced

13 March 2012

Reject credit card hikes after banks up rates

Thousands of credit card customers face interest rate hikes, but you can reject them to escape the higher payments

8 March 2012

Bank of England base rate held at 0.5% again

It's the 36th month in a row that interest rates have been held at a record low of 0.5%

5 January 2012

Low income consumers pay higher credit costs

Low income consumers are typically paying £174 a year on extra costs on credit from high street lenders

10 November 2011

Bank of England base rate held at 0.5% again

The Bank today held the base rate at its historic low and decided against pumping more cash into the economy

7 July 2011

Interest rates held at record low

The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to keep rates at 0.5% for the 28th month in a row

24 May 2011

Small loan rates at 11-year peak

Moneyfacts blames the hike on the increased risk of people defaulting on loans, as household finances remain stretched

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