The 2019 Q4 Quarterly Bulletin includes two articles.
The financial position of British households: evidence from the 2019 NMG Consulting survey
This article considers households’ expectations for their own personal financial situation and for the wider economy. It also provides an overview of households’ balance sheets – with a particular focus on vulnerable households. The final section reports how households would respond to rises in unemployment and inflation.
The foreign exchange and over-the-counter interest rate derivatives market in the United Kingdom
Since 2016 there has been substantial growth in foreign exchange volumes, both globally and in the UK. This article, based on market intelligence and data from a triennial survey by the Bank for International Settlements of trading activity, considers some factors that are likely to account for the increase in foreign exchange turnover over the last three years.
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