01 September 2015

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Bank of England Twitter test scores home run

19 August 2015  |  6207 views  |  0 News

An American football match in September led to some heart-stopping moments for a Bank of England team tasked with monitoring Twitter for sentiment about a potential bank run in the build up to the Scottish independence referendum.


Bank of England plans new sterling money market data collection

30 July 2015  |  3059 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Bank of England has today published a consultation document setting out in detail plans first announced in March 2015 for a new sterling money market data collection. The consultation also sets out, at a high level, how the Bank plans to use these data to reform the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) benchmark interest rate.


Blockchain investor to list in London

16 July 2015  |  3928 views  |  0 News

A London-based start-up that invests in the technology behind crypto-currency bitcoin is planning to list on London's AIM in what is believed to be the first IPO for a blockchain company.


Bank of England enters the blogosphere

19 June 2015  |  1884 views  |  0 Company announcement

Our goal is to bring more of our thinking into the public domain and to showcase our analytical and research output. We hope to contribute to the wider debate on areas that are relevant to the Bank’s work.


Bank of England reports progress on note authentication at cash machines

23 April 2015  |  1863 views  |  0 Company announcement

Cash Services, the industry body for notes and coins, today published a Review of the first implementation phase of the Code of Conduct for the Authentication of Machine-Dispensed Banknotes (‘the Code’).


BofE rapped over crisis management failings in RTGS breakdown

25 March 2015  |  3716 views  |  0 News

The Bank of England has been told it needs to improve contingency arrangements and strengthen its crisis management framework following an independent review of the ten-hour breakdown in the operation of the UK's high value payments system, Chaps, last year.


Bank of England could issue own digital currency

26 February 2015  |  14280 views  |  3 News

Like its counterparts in the US, the Bank of England is pondering the implications of issuing its own digital currency.


Bank of England stages data visualisation contest

26 February 2015  |  5006 views  |  0 News

The Bank of England is staging a competition to uncover insightful ways of representing and interpreting newly-released data sets.


Financial sector must improve cyber defences - BofE

23 January 2015  |  9409 views  |  0 News

Britain's banks must do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks, says the Bank of England, following an analysis of the perimeter defences and operational resilience of 36 of the nation's top financial service providers.


Bank of England turns to Twitter and Facebook to help set interest rates

02 January 2015  |  21732 views  |  5 News

The Bank of England is setting up a taskforce to monitor social media posts and online jobs boards to get a clearer picture of economic activity and help inform monetary policy decisions.

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