Brexit: Bank of England promises measures to support stability

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has made a statement promising to do whatever it takes to support the UK economy.

Amid the key factors he has highlighted in order to ensure stability include:

Noting that as a result of regulatory measures banks in the UK have built up £600bn of good quality liquid assets

That the Bank stands ready with £250bn of additional funds to support normal market operations

That the Bank can also provide foreign exchange rerserves, which companies can draw on as necessary

And that in coming weeks the Bank will review market conditions and consider additional measures

Carney added that the contingency plans in place along with measures put in place in recent years following the global financial crisis means that UK financial markets are “capitalised, liquid and strong”.

He added that looking forward the economy “will adjust” to new trading agreements and that the bank will pursue “relentlessly” stability.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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