Shropshire finance company reassures households over rising interest rates

Q Financial Services director Mitchell Gough

Q Financial Services, which has its offices in Wellington and Shrewsbury, said the increase in rates from the historic low of 0.1 per cent to 0.25 per cent should have minimal impact in the short term.

However, Q director Mitchell Gough said further rises are likely in the months ahead as the Bank of England fights soaring inflation – and urged households to review their own budgets in the new year.

“With inflation continuing to rise sharply, we’re not surprised by the Bank of England’s decision to increase interest rates.

“We’re confident, however, the rise won’t make too much of a difference particularly against the very low rates we have seen over recent years and households should therefore not feel the need to panic.

“There are still many attractive offers available for borrowers in the way of fixed rate mortgages and we are of course always happy to advise any individuals who are concerned about the current increases and the impact this may have on their financial situation.”

The Bank of England rate rise – the first in three years – came as new figures showed prices are rising at their fastest rate for 10 years with inflation reaching 5.1 per cent.

The Bank has a duty to keep inflation to two per cent or lower and acted despite the rapid spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant and the uncertain economic outlook for 2022.

Mitchell added: “We will be watching eagerly to see what happens next. It is likely…

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