Welcome to the Central Bank of the United Kingdom

Monetary Policy

The Bank sets interest rates to keep inflation low to preserve the value of your money. More >

The Financial System

The Bank contributes to protecting and enhancing the stability of the financial system. More >


The Bank issues banknotes with special security features so that you know your money is genuine. More >

Learn about the Bank

Information to help you understand the Bank's role. More >

Museum event from 25 July - 2 September 2011 - Come Write With Us, turn your visit into a story to remember. Free Admission
Click here for the webcast, podcast and transcript of the Financial Stability Report Press Conference - June 2011