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I am implementing a program in Java that needs the Bank of England base rate. Rather than the user inputting this into the system, I have heard that there is a way to get a live feed of the base rate directly from (I am guessing) the Bank of England (i.e. gets automatically updated). Has anyone heard of or used something similar? - any advice would be helpful.

Thanks.

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As suggested by Owe, you could use the Statistics part of the BoE website. It's not like the rate is changing every second, so you don't really need a live feed, I suppose.

You could update it on every start - for example using the Interest and Exchange Rates tables. Just generate the format you like, and download/import it to your program. For instance, here's a direct link to daily data in CSV. Parsing it shouldn't be much of a problem.

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I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but they keep it updated on their homepage.

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/

The Current Bank Rate is shown in the top of the box in the bottom right corner!

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Thanks for getting back. However, I am looking for a way to link the base rate into my program so it automatically changes with a rate change (rather than having to manually change it every time) - I have been told that there is a way but haven't heard from anyone who has used it. –  pd123 Mar 17 '11 at 1:44
    
Ah okay. Sorry it wasn't what you were looking for! Good luck in your search! –  BKaylor Mar 17 '11 at 3:44
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There is an interactive database at bankofengland.co.uk/mfsd/iadb/NewInterMed.asp?Travel=NIxIRxSUx Maybe you could generate a script to download from that database automagically. –  Owe Jessen Mar 17 '11 at 9:58

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