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Investors and savers look to invest in high yield investments ahead of interest rate cuts

The announcement of rates being cut from 0.5% to 0.25% will mean more bad news for pensioners and savers

Savers face further gloom this week with the Bank of England poised to cut interest rates in the wake of a post- Brexit slowdown.

The Bank could slash rates to 0.25% from the current record low of 0.5% on Thursday as part of a package of measures to kick life into the economy.

The record low interest rate would be further bad news for pensioners and savers who have seen meagre returns since rates were cut to half a percent in March 2009.

The Bank is also expected to reveal the biggest downgrade of growth since the 2008 financial crash, cutting its forecast for 2017 from 2.3% to 1%.

The stimulus package could also include re-launching the Funding for Lending scheme that sees banks offer government-backed cheap loans to business and another round of quantitative easing – printing money to boost the economy.

 

More and More investors look at alternative investments every year, with a raft of options available in various sectors offering high yields and appreciation now is the time to think outside the box, alternative investments have been frowned upon by the large financial institutions in the past, however the growth of the market has now seen some of these “alternatives” be re-classed as mainstream investments.

There is now a wide range of tried and tested “not so alternative” investments on the market, we at Katar Investments have been instrumental in the growth and development of these products, if you are interested in finding out more or if you have seen an investment and would like a second opinion please feel free to contact us.