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Real Estate Capital Forum: BoE should hold interest rate

The Bank of England should not raise interest rates just yet and should maintain its quantitative easing (QE) programme to encourage bank lending, an audience at Real Estate Capital’s Europe Forum 2015 heard this morning.In his keynote address to more than 130 real estate finance professionals, Dr Gerard Lyons, chief economic advisor to London City Hall, said the risks to the UK economy of raising interest rates outweighed maintaining the status quo.

Federal Reserve highlights loosening underwriting standards

The Federal Reserve’s latest Monetary Policy Report points to rapidly rising commercial property valuations amid stronger demand for loans and eased lending standards.

CREFC Europe to host interest rate hedging discussion

CREFC Europe is organising a seminar focused on interest rate hedging as the prospect of a hike becomes increasingly more likely.

Rental growth to buffer property from interest rate rises says IPF report

A rise in long-term interest rates is unlikely to  impact significantly on property yields, according to a new study published by the Investment Property Forum.

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