segunda-feira, 21 de abril de 2008

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Bank of England Will Unveil Swap to Ease Home Lending (Update1)

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of England will today announce a plan to swap about 50 billion pounds ($100 billion) of government bonds for mortgage-backed securities to lower credit costs, three people familiar with the matter said.

The plan will ``unfreeze the situation we've got at the moment,'' Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said yesterday in an interview with the BBC, without specifying how much would be made available. ``What the Bank of England will do is, in effect, lend the banks that money. In the meantime, the Bank of England will take a security.''

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government is trying to encourage lending after a surge in borrowing costs prompted banks to withdraw their best mortgage offers, threatening to exacerbate the worst housing downturn since 1992. (...)"

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