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MPC Interest Rate Hike will be in Response to Autumn Budget Announcement

MPC Interest Rate Hike will be in Response to Autumn Budget Announcement

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is expected to close out the year with another increase in the standard base rate. It would mark the ninth consecutive meeting that resulted in a rate hike. The last meeting, which occurred this month, brought the rate to 3.0%. Forecasts are calling for the standard base rate to reach 5.0% or higher next year before the MPC would consider inflation is under control and declining toward the Bank’s target of 2.0%.

Rightmove Reports UK Housing Market Losing Attention of Hopeful Home Buyers

Rightmove Reports UK Housing Market Losing Attention of Hopeful Home Buyers

The cost of buying a home is considerably more expensive than it was this time last year. Interest rates have exponentially increased as the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) hiked the standard base interest rate during each of the last eight consecutive meetings. Last December the base rate was almost zero at 0.1% and now sits at 3.0%. Of course, lenders increased their interest rates, and it has left many hopeful home buyers outside the housing market, especially first-time buyers.

Loyalty Has No Place When Homeowner Needs a Remortgage

Loyalty Has No Place When Homeowner Needs a Remortgage

The demand for remortgages is strong as homeowners are seeking relief from rising interest rates. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has hiked the standard base interest rate at each of the last eight consecutive meetings. The first rate hike occurred last December and took the rate from an all-time historic low of 0.1% to 0.25%. Other increases have taken the base rate to 3.0%. More hikes are expected as it is forecasted for the rate to reach 5.0% or higher.

Housing Market Showing Home Buyers Exiting When Homeowners Need Them to Stay

Housing Market Showing Home Buyers Exiting When Homeowners Need Them to Stay

As data reports are being released, it is becoming more evident that what experts predicted could be materializing. The housing market is becoming different. It is leaving behind the era where buyers showed up no matter what. The resilience is breaking down. Caution is setting in and affordability is an issue as interest rates rise. The housing market is losing buyers, and homeowners don’t need that to happen, especially now.

Homeowners Warned to Prepare Now to Avoid Negative Equity Woes Next Year

Homeowners Warned to Prepare Now to Avoid Negative Equity Woes Next Year

New homeowners are being encouraged to take preparations for difficult times ahead. Many will be facing interest rates very different from the ones they were used to due to eight consecutive increases to the standard base interest rate by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). In simplest terms, the interest rate determines the cost of borrowing. Last December, the base rate was at an all time historic low of 0.1%, now it is 3.0%. Homeowners coming off a fixed rate at the end of their mortgage term could find affording their repayments difficult. 

MPC Increases Base Rate with Warnings of More Financial Strains to Come

MPC Increases Base Rate with Warnings of More Financial Strains to Come

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted during their November meeting to raise the standard base interest rate from 2.25% to 3.00% with a 0.75% hike. The increase is the largest since 1989 and was the eighth consecutive rate rise so far in an effort to control inflation. Along with the rate hike came a warning from the Bank that the next two years could be quite difficult for the economy.

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