Interest Rates, Brexit and the State of the Nation


All businesses in the UK are set to suffer in the very short term because of the necessity to stop inflationary increases. This will effect every SME and also consumer because it will result in higher monthly repayments on almost every conceivable loan. One cannot be sure when these increases will happen but if and when they do the financial markets have already massively reacted. The cost of 5 or 10 year fixed rate swaps has increased by 30% over the last 28 days. SMEs need to be aware that they must plan now if they wish to successfully hedge against such increases. For example the cost of securing a loan over a 10 year period has suddenly had a major increase and the problem is that all SMEs must be in a position to instantly react to market sentiment.

At Blackstone we can guide you through your options and put you in touch with experts to give you the best possible alternatives. The Brexit negotiations are hardly progressing, the Catalonian problems increase the EU difficulties and we’re here to offer guidance and options through these difficult times.

If you would like to discuss this before it becomes a ‘fait accompli’ contact us on 0161 9290121.

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