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Financial Authorities (UK) - Bank of England

The Bank of England is the central bank for the United Kingdom and has a wide range of responsibilities, similar to those of most central authorities worldwide. This course looks at the Bank’s two core duties – executing monetary policy by setting Bank Rate and (if necessary) buying financial assets through the asset purchase facility, and protecting and enhancing the resilience of the UK financial system as a whole.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Identify the role of the Bank of England in implementing monetary policy

    Recognize the importance of the Bank of England in maintaining financial stability

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Monetary Stability

    Overview of the Bank of England

    Maintaining Monetary Stability

    Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

    Implementing Monetary Policy

    o Setting Bank Rate

    o Quantitative Easing

    Monetary Policy Implementatio

    Topic 2: Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)

    Overview of Financial Stability

    Financial Policy Committee (FPC)

    Functions of the FPC

    o Monitoring the Stability of the UK Financial System

    o Giving Directions to the PRA & the FCA

    o Making Recommendations

    o Preparing Financial Stability Reports

    Financial Stability Reports

    Macroprudential Tools

    o Countercyclical Capital Buffer (CCB)

    o Sectoral Capital Requirements (SCRs)

    Leverage Ratio

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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