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Interest rate cut: good news for mortgages, bad news for savers

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Next week the Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates for the first time in seven years - and whether you welcome the expected 0.25% cut will largely depend on which of the camps you find yourself in.
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Interest rate cut: what will it mean for the UK economy?

The Guardian - ‎20 hours ago‎
For borrowers with tracker deals that are pegged to the UK interest rate, monthly costs will fall from September. The Nationwide building society has just under 600,000 people on its “base mortgage rate”, which is charged at 2% above the Bank base rate.
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Wall St: US stocks rise as Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold

ABC Online - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Analysts said the Fed's statement offered a fairly positive assessment of the US economy, prompting many to pencil in another interest rate increase for the end of the year. However, financial markets disagreed and pushed the US dollar and the odds of ...
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Inflation data: Interest rate cut in August 50-50 call despite weak consumer prices

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
That result is still well below the RBA's target range of 2-3 per cent and keeps an interest rate cut next month firmly on the cards.

What the Bank of England will decide on interest rates - ‎3 hours ago‎
Life at the Bank of England is always full of surprises, as officials were reminded last week. Policymakers past, present and future convened in the Bank's Court Room to bid Martin Weale farewell after six years as an interest-rate setter. Speaking ...
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What will the Reserve Bank do with interest rates in August? - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
This month, the Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold at 1.75% amid the chaos caused by Brexit and the Australian Federal election, but now 24 out of 25 economists surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting another rate cut, and financial markets put the ...
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Bank of Japan ups ETF purchases, keeps interest rates steady

CNBC - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Notably, the central bank left interest rates steady despite mounting pressure for aggressive easing from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration.
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Pressure on retail prices could clear the way for lower interest rates

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A lot to think about. The grocery war could help keep inflation down far enough that Glenn Stevens and the RBA Board choose to cut the cash rate again. Rob Homer. Share on twitter. by Karen Maley. The aggressive bid for a bigger share of the country's ...

How to beat negative interest rates

The Independent - ‎15 hours ago‎
If you're only being paranoid if they're not out to get you, Britain's savers have plenty to worry about. After years of plummeting savings interest rates, and hot on the heels of a Financial Conduct Authority report warning of 0.00 per cent interest ...
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Bank of Russia Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged - WSJ

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The Bank of Russia kept interest rates unchanged but promised to consider lowering the cost of borrowing in the future.
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Market close: Australian shares climb towards one-year high on interest rate cut hopes

ABC Online - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The US Fed appeared more upbeat on the US economic outlook, saying short term risks had diminished, but markets seemed to be betting the Fed is unlikely to raise rates in September, sending the gold price higher. Gold miner St Barbara fared the best, ...

Low interest rates a growing threat to Social Security - MarketWatch

MarketWatch - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Record-low yields on U.S. Treasurys endanger the long-run solvency of Social Security and the future retirement benefits for younger generations of Americans, ...

More rate cuts coming your way - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
ING Direct head of product Tim Newman said now is the perfect time for borrowers to find a competitive interest rate. “It's a very competitive market at the moment and we're seeing record low home loan rates which is great news for borrowers,'' he said.

Home loan interest rates continue on their downward slide - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
InfoChoice also showed variable rates are coming down - lender ING Direct this month reduced owner occupier loans with a 80 to 90 per cent loan-to-value ratio to 3.99 per cent - down from 4.09 per cent.
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interest rate cut 'almost in the bag' for August

ABC Online - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The latest minutes from the Reserve Bank show Australia's central bank is set to cut interest rates if the economic outlook worsens and underlying inflation remains weak.

How attractive interest rates set stage for banks' market share war

The Star, Kenya - ‎8 hours ago‎
Average interest rates charged by banks increased to 18.2 per cent in June from 17.9 per cent in March - translating to a 30 basis points raise, the Central Bank said on Friday.

Part 2: Are Negative Interest Rates Having Unintended Consequences?

ShareCafe (registration) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The record low interest rate environment is seeing investors buying speculative grade corporate debt and extending maturities to generate positive yields.

Where to put £1000 in a world of negative interest rates

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Dividends from some of Britain's biggest companies currently look very attractive compared to the prospect of zero interest rates on savings accounts. Take Legal & General, the insurer which has been around since 1836. Buy its shares today and, so long ...
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With Interest Rates Dropping, Is Now the Time to Refinance?

New York Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
When interest rates drop noticeably, astute homeowners react quickly, as they've been doing in the weeks following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union.