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The Times article on impact of higher interest rates

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The Times reports today on research showing that 79,000 UK businesses would not be able to withstand a rise in interest rates of just 0.25%.

This is a 400% increase compared to September 2016 when the Insolvency Body R3 conducted similar research.

The full article is below:


The 5yr – 5yr Inflation Swap – an indicator commonly used to gauge what the expected average inflation rate will be over a five-year period, five years from now – is down 2 bps in the last month and 11 bps in 2017. The 10-year swap rate is also down 5 bps over the last five days and 8 bps year to date. The current 5yr swap rate is 0.66%. Please note this excludes trading spreads, credit charges and bank margins. 

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