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Negative Interest Rates in the UK: Implications for Banks
On 4 February 2020, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the United Kingdom’s financial services regulatory body, published a Dear CEO letter highlighting that it would take about six months for banks to be operationally ready to implement zero or negative interest rates. This sparked some questions regarding the Bank of England’s monetary policy stance and the potential impact that the negative rates could have on banks and asset owners of banking stocks.
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