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The Bank of England must avoid "pouring oil on the fire" of rising house prices, rate-setter Paul Fisher has warned.
City traders sent the pound soaring following a shock fall in unemployment and the first explicit signal from the Bank of England on how it would handle a hike in interest rates.
Nationwide warns affordability may become 'stretched' if demand continues to outstrip supply
More people believe they would be helped than harmed by a rise in interest rates, according to a new survey.
Unemployment rate fast approaching the Bank's 7% threshold
The housing market is capable of overheating with little warning, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday, amid rising concerns that the Government’s mortgage subsidies could be inflating a fresh property bubble.
UK economy set to grow at its fastest pace in seven years at 2.7% in 2014
Latest reports forecast continued rise though not a 'housing bubble'
Banks and other providers are competing for the 'best buy' slot in providing sizeable loans
BoE policymakers voted unanimously to maintain rates at record low
A rise is expected next year, making savers happy and plunging the heavily mortgaged into despair. But it also means a return to growth … in theory
But there are still fears about the potential impact of higher interest rates and higher mortgage payments
Economic View: The world ought to have several years of decent cyclical growth until the next recession
Governor Mark Carney defended the Bank of England's radical new forward guidance policy today, insisting it has “reinforced the recovery”.
Chancellor tells Labour it has ‘lost the argument’ and predicts Britain is ‘turning a corner’
Whatever your view of Wonga, it is hard not to be impressed at the way its terrier-like founder, Errol Damelin, shrugs off the critics.