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Bank holds base rate at 0.5% with no extension to QE

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has held the base rate at 0.5% with no extention to quantitative easing.

The Bank’s total asset purchase programme remains at £325bn.

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Fears grow for sector as Co-op axes interest-only

There are fears that more lenders will pull their interest-only offerings in a knee-jerk reaction to the Mortgage Market Review, following The Co-operative Bank’s decision to stop new interest-only lending. From tomorrow, customers will only be able to take out mortgages on a capital and repayment basis. Its intermediary lender Platform will also no longer […]

Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk

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