Bank of England eases lending rules following Brexit

The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has announced measures to allow banks to increase lending for households and businesses, following the UK's decision to end its EU membership. The Bank admits that the UK case entered a period of uncertainty and significant economic adjustment, but that it will weather the effects of Brexit by giving more flexibility to three quarters of UK banks. Further measures are expected to be announced in the comping months on the Bank's Monetary Stimulus policy. Mr Carney warned that the Bank would not be able to fully offset Brexit volatility, but that capital buffers will be put in place to try to sure up the UK's economy.


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