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Will interest rates be on the move soon?

Opinions on whether the Bank of England base rate will increase from its low of 0.25% have been divided for some time. We look at the arguments for and against, and tell you what this means for farm and rural businesses.

Will interest rates be on the move soon?

The time is not right for an interest rate rise – but be on alert

Despite the 5-3 vote from the MPC last week, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said the time is not yet right for an interest rate rise. At R&BS we monitor fixed rate cost of funds closely and give updates on market trends to help you to decide if you should fix your interest rates or not. 

The time is not right for an interest rate rise – but be on alert

Will UK interest rates rise?

Are interest rates on the move? We think not which is good news for farming businesses. While interest rates are low, it’s a good time to invest too. But there will come a time when you might want to fix your interest rates - but when? Each business should draw their own conclusion based on their circumstances and approach to risk.

Will UK interest rates rise?

Bank base rate rise – is it out of sight?

For farming and rural businesses experiencing a slump in commodity prices, continuing low interest rates and a low cost of borrowing will bring considerable relief. But when will rates rise and what should farm and rural business do to prepare?

Bank base rate rise – is it out of sight?

Bank base rate – the moveable feast continues

The economy looks as thought it could be on the road to recovery. But what are the indications of a move in interest rates, and what are the implications and farms and rural business?

Bank base rate – the moveable feast continues

Bank base rate - shocks, slack and sterling

Despite the Bank of England base rate remaining at 0.5% for 6 years – and the forecast to stay low for a considerable time to come - you'd think there was little to talk about. But, on the contrary, there have been some interesting talking points recently.

Bank base rate - shocks, slack and sterling

Bank base rate rise - the moveable feast

No sooner does an interest rise come into sight, it moves again as unpredictable forces come to light. We are experiencing interesting times, so it is essential that any business is on its best possible financial footing.

Bank base rate rise - the moveable feast