When Will Interest Rates Rise?

When Will Interest Rates Rise?

For they surely will.... Inflation Report Recap. August 2013 - Forward guidance would use several indicators, mainly based upon unemployment, labour market, working hours and surveys of ‘spare capacity’  in companies. The degree of spare capacity would reflect upon any increase in Bank Rate. 18 additional indicators were added for degrees of space to the projections. [...]
Have Lenders Lost The Plot?

Have Lenders Lost The Plot?

There’s a lot of noise surrounding a proposed eighteen month enquiry, (similar to that made into the energy industry), towards the UK’s four largest banking groups known as the Big Four (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS). Apparently holding 77% of customer current accounts between them, they also hold the potential to face a competition investigation [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2014

Money Spiced with Llama Spit Some fifty four pages of analysis, trends and developments across the economy are patiently explained and in a matter of fact manner, and inflation projections are translated by a patient and informative Agent....  yet, even with an A4 glossary, I left the meeting with my brain shrieking the same way [...]
Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Data from ONS show that illegal drugs and prostitution contribute around £10bn a year to the British economy.  For the first time statisticians are measuring the value of the drug-dealing and sex work – apparently about  "the same contribution as farming  - and only slightly less than book and newspaper publishers added together" or accommodation [...]
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