Financial Betting By Graham Sharpe

Matter Of Interest - BoE Rate To Rise

EVEN though the Bank of England interest base rate has remained unchanged yet again, bookmakers William Hill believe it is an odds-on shot that it will rise before the General Election takes place - offering 2/5 that it does so, and 7/4 that it does not.

'We've taken the view that a rise in the interest rate before the General Election is more likely than not' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.