Bank of England Raises Interest Rates

After much speculation, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England voted to raise interest rates this month, following an increase in wage growth, which has been on a steady rise for the past six months and continuing record low unemployment rates.

A rise in interest rates has been long mooted but deferred due to an economic environment that was not conducive to a rate increase. Now the Bank of England have taken the first step, many will expect further rate increases to follow.

This poses a challenge for investors and advisers who hold assets that will be adversely affected by rising rates. Though the sector has taken steps to adjust, many will watch the fixed interest market closely to understand the impact of this rate change. We expect to see increased interest in that represent an alternative to fixed interest but shares many of its characteristics.

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