Discussion in 'General Board' started by devolution, Sep 8, 2007.
everyone knows what happens now, whether they are in trouble or not. The speculation might lead people to withdraw their cash and reduce Barclays liquidity even more, until boom.
This might be a self fulfilling prophecy.
Reports Barclays borrowed several billions last week from the Bank of England. I hope they got charged the £35 overdrawn fee
well, i've got a stinker of an overdraft so if i got to lose that i'd be laughing, for those with cash diferent i guess.
i won't be losing any sleep over them, they've earned enough out of me over years.
i'm sure they'll be fine though, just a cashflow problem
It would only take one bank the size of Barclay's to go down for a recession to start.
Not just that, but if the financial markets are that screwed, other banks less prudent would go down too.
Housing market has died where i live too. Nothing sold in months
Recessions start with banks increasing the rates they lend to each other at then to try and stablise things the central banks will come in and help the banks who are in danger of going down which is whats happening here. The risk is that one of the big banks is in too much trouble to be baled out and goes down, then it's a domino effect.........could mean some cheap domains though
For Barclays to borrow £1.6bn to cover short-term inter-bank commitments is nothing to worry about. This is all an adjustment for the debacle in the USA. If in doubt, call up their balance sheet. Barclays shares are probably a good buy right now, but I personally detest Barclays so no recco from me
There are always other ways to raise capital.. has anyone looked at barclays KPI and liquidity ratios?
I think if they were looking to raise capital per se, they'd do a rights issue or something.
It is an option, they could also offer preference shares! which maybe a better option and less public
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