View more on these topics

The low base rate is symptomatic of an unhealthy economy

An interest rate of 0.5% is a clear signal of a bust and unhealthy economy, and should be seen as an emergency measure.

Why do people think the Bank of England base rate could stay at this rate for five years when it has never previously been below 2% in its 400-year history?

It’s unhealthy for consumers to get used to paying nothing on their mortgage – they will adjust their spending and lifestyle around this.

Rates should be 5% in a low inflation economy, not 0.5%.

Name and address supplied


60 seconds with…Tim Jones

TIM JONESHEAD OF SALESXIT2 What do you make of the proposals in the Financial services Authority’s MMR consultation paper?I think the responsible lending paper represents a step forward for the market but there are also substantial areas of concern. The challenge is to ensure this is not a blunt instrument that resolves certain issues but […]


Easy to avoid being a data theft victim

Website WikiLeaks caused an uproar recently by making . thousands of pages of classified information pertaining to the war in Afghanistan available for all to see. A lot of this appears to have been classified top secret for good reason. Could the website have got it all from a single leak?There have been suggestions that […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up