Tag: Interest Rates

Brazilians see crypto as tool to diversify risks of local stocks, cash


By David Whitehouse El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin as legal tender has left many Brazilians wanting the same. Legislation passed in June made El Salvador the world’s first country to recognise a digital cu...

Why higher interest rates could help lenders earn more profits


DisruptionBanking regulars will recall that last month we spoke to UBS Global Research to talk about some of the most pressing questions on the minds of UBS’ clients in the banking and financial services sector. UBS’ “Q...

Disrupting factoring with AREX Markets


Last week, DisruptionBanking headed to North London and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the Digital Accountancy Show. The conference focused primarily on the new innovative technologies, apps and processes that are no...

Euro area bank interest rate statistics: June 2021


Composite cost-of-borrowing indicator for new loans to corporations and for new loans to households for house purchase unchanged at 1.47% and 1.32%, respectivelyComposite interest rate for new deposits with agreed matur...

Back on top in June? By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood


Global equity markets put in a robust performance last week, gaining 2.0% in local currency terms with the US leading the way. Despite June normally being the weakest month of the year, equities have resumed their upwar...

What is the interest rate in the UK?


It’s been an exhilarating start to 2021 so far. Recent spikes in inflation have meant some of us are more worried about the Interest Rate then we were last year though. Banking professionals will be watching this story...

What’s in a Dot? By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood


Markets last week were dominated by just one event - the meeting of the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday which caught investors on the hop. The Fed updates its economic and interest rate forecasts once a quarter and t...

Monetary policy decisions


At today’s meeting, the Governing Council decided to confirm its very accommodative monetary policy stance: The interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility...

Interest Rates held by the Federal Reserve, market reactions

Yesterday the Federal Reserve issued the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement. In the statement it focused on Interest rates going forward and protecting U.S. economic growth.

It’s a Fintech eat Fintech world. LendingClub acquires Radius


LendingClub, one of America's largest online lending marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Radius Bancorp, and its wholly owned subsidiary R...

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