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Tuesday's figures showed the largest interest rates hike for current mortgage loans since 2010. This means further slump in the residential property markets in 2018, when the BEE is likely to hike interest rates again, said economic experts. "While interest rates rose by only 0.25 per cent in November and mortgage rates are still at very low historical lows, there seems to have been some effect on the psychological state of home buyers," said Howard Archer of EY Item Club.
Next weekend, the BEE will indicate whether it expects to hike interest rates again in May or whether it is waiting for stronger signals as to what kind of trading agreement Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to win from the European Union. According to a Buzzfeed News Monday featured coalition ministerial account, under each of the three major prospects for the country's EU relationship, Britain will be less well off than if it remained in the block.
However, in December consumption loans grew more strongly than anticipated by 1.52 billion sterling (2.15 billion USD), raising the annual economic expansion from 9.3 per cent in November to 9.5 per cent. Consumption loan rates had slowed down slowly as they reached their peak of almost 11 per cent in November 2016. The net mortgage loans also grew faster than anticipated by 3.68 billion sterling.
There is no UK sovereign credit crunch, the Bank of England said, but it said to banks that they should provide more cash against the risks of poor credit. Following a Christmas vacation characterised by consumer reluctance to buy, there were indications that household sentiment was somewhat more bullish in early 2018, possibly emboldened by indications that headline inflation reached its peak and that pay rises could gain momentum.
Consumers' trust grew in January the quickest in a year, said opinion research company YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a consulting company. According to a seperate poll released by the European Commission, UK January consumption trust was the highest since March 2017.