Bank Of England

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The Bank of England

The Bank of England is the central bank of the UK. It is the model on which most modern central banks have been based. The Bank was privately owned from 1694. Bank of England is the second oldest central bank in the world (after the Swedish Riksbank), and the world’s 8th oldest bank. The Bank is one of eight banks authorised to issue banknotes in the United Kingdom. It has a monopoly on the issue of banknotes in England and Wales, and regulates the issue of banknotes by commercial banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Established 27 July 1694; 326 years ago
Governor Mark Carney
Central bank of United Kingdom
Currency British sterling
Reserves £403,000,000,000
Base borrowing rate 0.5%

Bank of England Contact

Main contact number

 Telephone : 020 3461 4444 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Fax : 020 3461 4771.

General enquiries

  • 020 3461 4878 (Monday to Friday: 10am – 12noon)