Monday, June 16, 2014

Risk

Fears Rise That U.K. House Prices Will Fall

The results of the Bank of England’s twice-yearly systemic risk survey, published Monday, show that 40% of those quizzed cited falling property prices as a potential risk to the stability of the financial system. Only a quarter of respondents said the same a year ago. Respondents include hedge funds, banks, building societies, large complex financial institutions, asset managers and insurers... Almost two-fifths of respondents said ultralow interest rates could also pose a threat to the financial system.

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  • Thecountofnowhere says:

    Who’s frightened ?

    Not I.

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  • So, if they rise there is no risk?

    UK government have all the QE in the world to keep UK House prices rising…..unless something happens and they aren’t able to. And given the length of time house prices have been high, sooner or later…..

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  • IRs to go up by 0.25% next year. Governments (& central banks) can’t afford for them to go up more.

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