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The case for higher, normalised UK interest rates

To begin with the obvious: the interest rate is a price. On one hand it is the cost of borrowing and, on
the other, the reward for lending. It is the going rate of exchange for intertemporal money transfers.
In a capitalistic economy, borrowing and lending are fundamental to economic growth, the creation
of wealth and the distribution of rewards.



This paper was commissioned by the CEME as part of a study as to why saving matters.

CEME Project: Why Saving Matters - Centre for Enterprise Markets and Ethics | CEME (theceme.org)