What an interest rate rise means for you

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The BoE's nine rate-setters were unexpectedly unanimous in their vote to raise rates to 0.75 from 0.50 percent, the level at which they have spent most of the past decade apart from 15 months after the Brexit vote when they were cut even lower.

Repo rate has been raised by 25 basis points to 6.50 percent.

"RBI's action to hike the repo rate by another 25 bps today might result in a marginal increase in lending rates for corporate borrowers with a lag", said Dhaval Kapadia, director, portfolio specialist, Morningstar Investment Adviser India.

Today's hike in interest rates will make loans more costlier in the coming days.

But he said "rate rises are expected to be limited and gradual".

What does the interest rate rise mean for me?

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The Bank had backed away from a rate rise earlier this year after growth slowed down sharply to 0.2 per cent in the first quarter, but said the economy had recovered as predicted.

National president of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India'(CREDA) Jaxay Shah, who was also part of the meeting, said, "Two consecutive hikes in the repo rate partially undo the policies for promoting affordable housing".

Wraith doesn't believe that such data will stop the Bank of England from hiking rates but believes it should, particularly when considering that this behaviour is going against the bank's own forecasts.

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In the last review, inflation for 2018-19 was projected at 4.8-4.9 per cent in the first half and 4.7 per cent in the second half, including the HRA impact for central government employees, with risks tilted to the upside.

From the six committee members, as many as 5 voted for the rate hike.

Interest rates are a key factor in determining the rates annuity companies can offer.

Around two thirds of its mortgage customers are now on fixed-rate products and so will not see their rate change during their fixed-rate period.

The Bank of England will also release its latest forecasts for economic growth, jobs and inflation on Thursday.

In the Inflation Report accompanying the decision, the BOE kept its economic-growth predictions for Britain broadly unchanged. The apex bank has, however, retained its "neutral" stance.

This has driven the prices of fuel - the biggest item on India's import bill - to record highs at a time the rupee is testing new life lows, raising the threat of imported inflation.

Smith goes on to say the BoE may be looking to raise rates faster and further than markets now give it credit for, given its latest forecasts for inflation and economic growth, but that Brexit may prevent it from doing this. "The RBI may continue to focus on inflation, fiscal deficit and global geopolitical uncertainties".

At the end of 2017, 1.3 million mortgages were trackers and 1.8 million were standard variable rates (SVRs).

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