The warm UK weather brings a welcome boost to consumer spending, but with possible interest movements from the Bank of England's and the rising tide of protectionism, will it last? Henk Potts updates us. Henk is joined again by Cicero Group's Iain Anderson, who is asking the questions. For more insights, visit barclayscorporate.com/insights
Amid a turbulent time for UK retailers, is it still possible to make money on the high street? Absolutely, says our economist, Henk Potts. In the latest outlook, Henk is joined by Cicero’s Iain Anderson, as they discuss the possibility of a trade war sparked by the US President, whether UK interest rates will rise in 2018, and the latest on the Brexit negotiations.
In this edition we’ll be covering the EU’s new Payment Services Directive or PSD2 which came into force at the start of 2018. David Shinkins, head of UK cash management was joined on the phone by Nadeem Haque who is a director in our international corporate product management division and the primary business lead for PSD2. David and Nadeem discuss PSD2's impact on the overall payments landscape, what the regulations mean for stronger customer authentication, and what we mean by 'third...
Barclays economist Henk Potts talks to Rob Ratcliff about the big news in Q4 2017, the monetary policy committee's decision to raise rates for the first time in a decade. We also discuss consumer confidence, and quantitative easing in the Eurozone.