TV News LIES

Wednesday, Oct 22nd

Last update05:18:43 AM GMT

You are here News Economy Even in recession the rich get richer: Savers have been hit for £70bn as printing money 'helps rich' admits Bank of England

Even in recession the rich get richer: Savers have been hit for £70bn as printing money 'helps rich' admits Bank of England

E-mail Print PDF

Record low interest rates have robbed savers of more than £70billion while printing money to revive the economy has mainly benefited the rich, the Bank of England admitted yesterday.

But critics have long claimed that ultra-low interest rates have hammered Britain’s army of savers and the decision to print money has led to a ‘death spiral’ in pensions by slashing annuity rates.

Savers have lost out heavily since rates were cut from 5 per cent in September 2008, with some claiming the loss is nearer £100billion when inflation is taken into account.

The Bank yesterday admitted that savers were among the biggest losers from its policies and the richest families the biggest winners – with QE boosting household wealth ‘by just over £600billion’ as the value of shares and other assets recovered in the wake of the financial crisis.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality

Janet YellenFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most...

German downturn casts shadow over world economy

German economy turns downwardAs if the global economy didn't have enough troubles, it looks like Germany, Europe's traditional growth...

Banks accept derivatives rule change to end 'too big to fail' scenario

London financial districtThe $700 trillion financial derivatives industry has agreed to a fundamental rule change from January to...

Hewlett-Packard to split into two public companies, lay off 5,000

hewlett packardHewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!