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Home > Statistics > Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) Diary of Events

Bankstats (Monetary & Financial Statistics) Diary of Events

​Record of events relevant to the interpretation of both monetary and financial statistics.



Bank of England increases the Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.50%.

2016 ​

04.08.16 Bank of England reduces the Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.25%. Bank announces further new measures designed to support growth and achieve the 2% inflation target.
23.06.16 ​UK votes to leave the European Union


01.12.15 ​He​lp to buy ISAs introduced
​08.07.15 Takeover of TSB Bank by Sabadell Group (accepted 20 March 2015).
​15.01.15 ​National Savings & Investments introduce the 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds.
​01.01.15 ​Lithuania adopts the euro as its official currency.


​01.07.14 ​The ISA (Individual Savings Account) limit increased from £5,940 to £15,000, as announced in Budget 2014.
​21.02.14 In February Vodafone disposed of its stake in Verizon Wireless, selling it back to Verizon Communications.
The transaction is worth a total of $130bn, of which Vodafone will distribute approx. $84bn to shareholders ($60bn VER shares, $24bn cash).
​01.01.14 ​Latvia adopts the euro as its official currency.


​20.12.13 The Co-operative Bank plc’s Liability Management Exercise as part of the Recapitalisation Plan has been successfully completed. The Co-operative Group still remains the single largest shareholder, however The Co-operative Bank plc is no longer classed as mutually owned.
​09.12.13 TSB Bank plc begins operating as a separate entity within the Lloyds Banking Group.
01.07.13​ Croatia joined the EU.​​​
​30.01.13 ​The bidding process for the auction of 4G mobile phone spectrum licences in the UK led to an increase in client funds held by OFCOM in January of £3.3bn. This will feed into M4 holdings of telecommunications companies within the private non-financial corporations sector. The financing of these payments will also affect the counterparts to M4. The direct effects on M4 will reverse once the auction is completed and payments for the licences are made.