When do you think interest rates will go up?MoneySaving Poll Results


The base rate has been on hold at its historic 0.5% low since March 2009. The result has been record low borrowing rates and shocking savings returns. But when do you think they'll eventually rise?

Dust off your crystal ball and give us your prediction (we asked this last in 2013; it'll be fascinating to see how it's changed).

So when will interest rates rise? Pick the closest to your view.


By the end of 2015328 votes (3 %)
In the first half of 20163,159 votes (27 %)
In the second half of 20164,378 votes (38 %)
In 20171,853 votes (16 %)
In 2018562 votes (5 %)
2019 - 2020320 votes (3 %)
After 2020322 votes (3 %)
It'll go down before it goes up471 votes (4 %)
It'll never go up209 votes (2 %)

                   11,602 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.