(PRWEB UK) 13 December 2013
Colordarcy highlights news on the UK Bank of England interest rate (Source: BBC News, 'Bank of England adviser queries forward guidance policy', 11 December), which suggests that even if the unemployment rate in the UK falls below 7%, it is far from guaranteed that the base rate will increase. If the interest rate remains at 0.5% in 2014, this will create the ideal conditions for buy-to-let investors according to Colordarcy.
Loxley McKenzie, Managing Director of Colordarcy comments, “The Bank of England base rate is an important indicator for property investors because it is traditionally linked to mortgage rates. If the Bank of England base rate goes up, then the high street banks start putting their interest rate on mortgages up too.
This of course leaves homeowners and some buy-to-let investors with tracker mortgages worse off, which feeds through into a cooling of the property market when monthly mortgage payments rise.
The Bank of England will be reluctant to see this type of scenario unfold in the UK with the economy only just showing signs of growth.”
According to Colordarcy, although property prices are beginning to rise across the UK and in London in particular, the recovery is not yet country-wide, with a significant number of homes still classed as in negative equity in the north of England.
The Daily Telegraph reported recently that Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England’s Policy Committee, was concerned that the Bank’s low-interest rate policy could stoke up inflation (Source: When Will Interest Rates Rise?, Daily Telegraph, November 2013).
Any concerns about inflation will be weighed up against stifling the recovery in the UK economy and the property market before it has got going according to analysts Colordarcy.
Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, recently updated his “guidance” that the base interest rate will not rise until unemployment drops to 7%. This was originally forecast to happen in 2016, however it now looks like unemployment will drop sooner than predicted, yet there is still only a 40% probability that this will happen at the end of 2014.
McKenzie added, “With banks paying less than 2% interest rates on savings and buy-to-let properties generating rental returns of 7% in some areas of the UK, it is easy to see why investors could get a much better return from UK property in 2014 and beyond.”
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