Factory inflation gives Pound a boost

28 July, 2011


After yesterday’s losses, sterling has recovered this morning after higher than expected producer inflation rasied the likelihood of interest rate rises in the UK sooner rather than later.

Inflation is running well above target, and an interest rate rise would help to control it – as well as giving the Pound a boost.

The Bank of England yesterday voted for interest rates to remain at 0.5%, but we will not know how the committee vote was split until the minutes are released in a couple of weeks.

To take advantage of improved rates for your own transfers, call Currency Index on 0800 043 2623.