BoE steals £36.45bn from UK savers: cash vrs gold
According to an article published in This is Money UK savers have seen the purchasing power of their savings diminish by £36bn in over the past year.
Currently UK savers have £1tn held at UK banks paying on average a pitiful 1.6%. Which means that UK savers have ‘earned’ £15.75bn in interest payments. This means that even when taking into account the earned interest, UK savers are worse off to the tune of £29.42bn when measured by CPI inflation (4.5%) and £36bn when using the RPI measure (5.2%).
With the now self-admitted thoroughly discredited BoE keeping rates at a record 0.5% this week and forecasting inflation remaining above their government mandated target of 2% at least until q2 2013 it seems that UK savers are to suffer the theft of their savings.
But what would have happened to UK savers if instead of leaving it in the banks to earn negative rates of interest and instead had it parked in gold?
That’s a 24% better performance since April 2010. So savers do have a choice – just not one through the banks.
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