Bank of England to hike rates to 1 percent in Q1 2020 – Reuters Poll

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Borrowing costs in Britain will probably increase in the first three months of 2020, later than previously thought, according to a latest Reuters poll.

The central bank is now seen raising rates to 1 percent in the first quarter of 2020, as opposed to the previous poll, which had called a rate hike in the fourth quarter of this year. The BOE’s interest rate is currently at 0.75 percent.

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Chances of disorderly UK exit from the European Union is 15 percent, same as the previous poll conducted in March.

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