Interest rate hikes are on the way, and you should act immediately to protect your investments.
Interest rate hikes are coming, and you should take action now to protect your money.
Interest rate hikes are on the way, and you should protect your money now.
This morning, the Bank of England issued an interest rate warning to Britons, warning that rising inflation might devastate savings.
Inflation rose to 2.5 percent in the 12 months to June, according to numbers released today, which could have an impact on interest rates. As a result of the COVID-19 issue and the Bank of England’s decision to decrease its base rate to 0.1 percent, interest rates plummeted. Inflation has not kept pace with the central bank’s benchmark interest rate since then.
Inflation is described as a rise in the rate of price increases associated with a reduction in money’s purchasing power.
Britons may feel pinched as the cost of products and services rises due to inflationary pressures.
Inflationary pressures, on the other hand, have a significant impact on savings, which could have ramifications for how money increases.
Inflation jumped to 2.5 percent in the 12 months to June, up from 2.1 percent in May, according to numbers issued this morning by the Office for National Statistics.
Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s outgoing chief economist, forecast inflation could hit 4% just a week ago.
This would be a significant rise that the British public would notice.
Bestinvest’s Managing Director, Jason Hollands, remarked on the recent news.
While he noted that many people have built up cash reserves in recent months, he expressed concern about inflation.
“Rising inflation now threatens to erode the purchasing value of funds left in savings accounts at a time when interest rates are at all-time lows,” he said.
“Don’t be deceived by small increases in cash savings rates: real cash savings rates are negative once inflation is factored in.
“Having some cash set aside for short-term needs and unforeseen situations is a good idea.
“However, keeping a substantial sum of money in cash for an extended period of time while facing the possibility of growing inflation is a surefire way to lose money in real terms.”
Mr Hollands warned that inflation could “come for your savings” and recommended that the matter be thoroughly investigated.
He brought up the issue of low interest rates and proposed a new way to assist savers.
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