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Interest Rate Tracker - Current Rate and Historical Data


Interest rates are decided by the Bank of England on the first Thursday of each month

The mortgagecase.com interest rate tracker monitors the Bank of England's base rate (interest rate) and informs its users as soon as changes to the base rate are made.

What's more, those signed up to the Rate Alert newsletter will receive instant notification of any changes to the base rate as soon as they are made.

The last interest rate decision was made on September 10, 2009.

The next interest rate decision will be made on October 8, 2009.

The base rate was held on September 10, 2009 at 0.5%, the lowest rate in UK history.

Interest rate changes over last 13 months

Historical Data

Historical data for Bank of England base rate changes since the year 2000. When a month is not mentioned, this indicates the prior interest rate was held.

Date
Base Rate (%)
2009
05 Mar 09
0.5
05 Feb 09
1.0
08 Jan 09
1.5
2008
04 Dec 08
2.00
06 Nov 08
3.00
08 Oct 08
4.50*
10 Apr 08
5.00
07 Feb 08
5.25
10 Jan 08
5.50
 
2007
06 Dec 07
5.50
05 Jul 07
5.75
10 May 07
5.50
11 Jan 07
5.25
 
2006
09 Nov 06
5.00
03 Aug 06
4.75
 
2005
04 Aug 05
4.50
 
2004
05 Aug 04
4.75
10 Jun 04
4.50
06 May 04
4.25
05 Feb 04
4.00
 
2003
06 Nov 03
3.75
07 Aug 03
3.50
10 Jul 03
3.50
08 May 03
3.75
10 Apr 03
3.75
06 Mar 03
3.75
06 Feb 03
3.75
09 Jan 03
4.00
Date
Base Rate (%)
2002
05 Dec 02
4.00
07 Nov 02
4.00
10 Oct 02
4.00
05 Sep 02
4.00
06 Jun 02
4.00
07 Feb 02
4.00
10 Jan 02
4.00
 
2001
10 Dec 01
4.00
08 Nov 01
4.00
04 Oct 01
4.50
18 Sep 01
4.75
06 Sep 01
5.00
02 Aug 01
5.00
05 Jul 01
5.25
06 Jun 01
5.25
05 Apr 01
5.50
01 Mar 01
5.75
12 Feb 01
5.75
12 Jan 01
6.00
 
2000
12 Dec 00
6.00
10 Feb 00
6.00
13 Jan 00
5.75

 

* Rate cut a day early (on a Wednesday), due to growing concern over the financial climate in the UK, caused by the credit crunch.

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