Markets & economy

Your cash countdown to Brexit

With a year to go until the UK formally leaves the European Union, Moneywise investigates what you can expect and how you can protect your finances as we head out of Europe.

Inflation remains 'surprisingly' static

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | News

Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recorded no change in growth levels.

Male investors are more likely to withdraw cash in a volatile market

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | News

Most investors don’t waver from their investment strategy during periods of market volatility but if they do, men are four times more likely to withdraw money from their investments than women, according to recent analysis...

Bank of England does what everyone expected

Thursday, 21 June 2018 | News

Savers will shrug at the lack of movement from the Bank of England on today’s decisions to leave the rate unchanged, but an August rise is firmly on the cards.

Interest rates held at 0.5%

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has today voted by a majority of seven to two to keep base rate at 0.5%.

Interest rate rise 'unlikely' in May

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | News

An interest rate rise is almost certainly off the cards in May, with markets pricing in a 92% chance that rates will be held this month. 

Experts dismiss adage: 'Sell in May and go away until St Leger Day'

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | News

Sell in May and go away until St Leger Day is a common investment adage, but it may not be one worth following.

'Expect two interest rate rises in 2018,' says EY ITEM Club

Monday, 23 April 2018 | News

The Bank of England could raise interest rates twice this year, according to a leading forecasting group.

Inflation drops to 2.5% but households still 'squeezed'

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | News

Inflation dropped to 2.5% in February, giving consumers feeling the pinch some welcome relief. 

Inflation drops to 2.7% prompting rate hike predictions

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation fell to 2.7% in February, down from 3% in January, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  

The key takeaways from the Spring Statement 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | News

The Spring Statement was predicted to be a dull affair and Chancellor Phillip Hammond certainly delivered on that front.