Fresh off his success in a leading role creating the bubblicious inflation of Canadian urban property prices, it looks like the colonial with the "toolkit" now in charge of the BoE is going to forward guidance the mother country down the same policy path...
6 September 2013Last updated at 10:51 ET

UK house prices have risen by 5.4% in the year to August, according to the Halifax's latest house price survey.
It is the highest annual rate since June 2010.

On the Halifax's measure, the average price of a house also went through the 170,000 mark for the first time in five years.


However, the figures are still well below the peak of the market in August 2007, when the average price was almost 200,000.


The Halifax said housing market activity was up thanks to an improving economy, low interest rates, and government-backed schemes such as Help to Buy...

...The number of mortgage approvals for house purchases - an indicator of completed house sales - rose by 10% between the first and second quarters of 2013.

In July alone there were 60,600 approvals, the first time the number has exceeded 60,000 since 2008.

The rise in prices and market activity, coupled with the Help to Buy scheme, which offers a government-backed loan of up to 20% of the price of the property, have increased fears that the country could be heading for another property bubble.


But last month Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said he was "acutely aware" of the risks, and had a "toolkit" of measures he could employ to combat unrestrained mortgage lending...



Estate agents and surveyors call for house price growth cap
Rics says Bank of England should use powers to calm market as new figures suggest record rise in prices

The Guardian,

In the latest stark warning about the housing market, Rics which represents surveyors and estate agents is calling on the Bank to limit house price inflation to rein in consumers' and lenders' expectations and give a clear sign of when the Bank would use its new powers to calm the market. This week, the organisation warned that house prices are rising at their fastest rate since their 2006 peak...