BoE stress test shows UK banks are 'resilient' to 'severe' scenarios

Includes high inflation and interest rates

Eve Maddock-Jones
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The UK central bank’s annual stress test scenario states UK banks were “resilient to a severe stress scenario”, which includes higher inflation and increasing global interest rates and a “deep simultaneous recession”.

The Annual Cyclical Scenario examined the capabilities of the UK's retail banks to withstand a variety of macroeconomic pressures "more severe than the 2007-08 global financial crisis". According to the Bank of England: "UK banks would be resilient to a severe stress scenario that incorporated persistently higher advanced-economy inflation, increasing global interest rates, deep and simultaneous recessions in the UK and global economies with materially higher unemployment, and sharp falls in asset prices." Ed Balls: Truss and Kwarteng's legacy is 're-establishment' of consensus The...

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