Old Lady of Threadneedle Street


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Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

nickname for the Bank of England. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
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After all, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is nowhere near as adventurous (or rash?
Few events in the life of The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, as the Bank of England is affectionately known, are as significant as the appointment of a new Governor.
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is legally immune from being sued for negligence, and the liquidators - accountants Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - are aiming to prove "bad faith" on the part of supervisory staff.
If Carney and Osborne target the UK home mortgage market with loan-to-market value caps at a time when oil prices go ballistic, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is now on tight money alert.