The Bank of England is ending one of its policies which has helped lower mortgage rates. However, Help to Buy is unaffected.
The former Co-op bank chairman faces five investigations. But by the time the City watchdog's inquiry reports the row may be all forgotten.
David Cameron says his economic plan is "on track" despite a Bank of England admission that interest rates could rise sooner than expected.
The governor of the Bank of England has admitted that people should not expect their wages to rise in real terms until mid-2014 at the earliest despite the growing economy.
Mark Carney told Channel 4 News: "I think some - not everybody across the country is feeling this, without question".
"There's still a million more people out of work than were in work prior to the crisis... but what is happening is 60,000 jobs per month, new jobs, are being created, most of those in the private sector, most of those full-time. And that's real work, real people".
Mr Carney acknowledged that real wages "are not picking up, they haven't been for a number of years".
Asked if he would be prepared to raise interest rates before the General Election, Mr Carney replied, "Well, absolutely."
The CEO of Sainsbury's has warned that while the British economy may be seeing positive signs of recovery, individual consumers are still finding their purchasing power reduced.
"I think what we're seeing is lots of good signs of recovery for the economy," Justin King told ITV News, "whether it be lower inflation or job creation and so on."
"But as far as individuals are concerned, they're seeing low pay rises, they're still seeing inflation - it came down yesterday but it was still 2.2% - and so on average they've got less money to spend.
"So whilst it's good news to feel that you're living and working in a country where things are getting better, in the end it's what happens to you as an individual that's going to make a difference to your shopping habits."
ITV News economics editor Richard Edgar was listening to Bank of England governor Mark Carney's press conference:
Big, big changes at the Bank of England: forecast for unemployment reaching crucial 7% threshold 18 months earlier than last report (Q4 2014
means Bank will consider raising interest rates much sooner than previous forward guidance. But inflation to stay low- fwd gdnce now muddied
In August, Mark Carney issued his "forward guidance" - a promise not to change interest rates until unemployment fell to 7% - in an attempt to provide certainty for markets.
"The unemployment rate has fallen a little more than expected in August," Bank of England governor Mark Carney said, "and that is to be welcomed."
He said there was a "2 in 5 chance" of the unemployment rate reaching the 7% threshold by the end of next year.
At that point, the Bank of England Monetary Police Committee will consider changes to quantitative easing and interest rates.
The Bank of England has upgraded its growth forecast for 2013 from 1.4% to 1.6% and for 2014 from 2.5% to 2.8%.
Governor Mark Carney said "the recovery has finally taken hold".
The September unemployment rate was 7.1% - only a decimal point away from Governor Carney's threshold to consider raising interest rates.
The number of people in work has reached a record high of almost 30 million, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.
Average earnings increased by 0.7% in the year to September, 0.1% down on the previous month.
Unemployment fell by 48,000 between July and September to 2.47 million, official figures showed today.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 41,700 to 1.31 million, the Office for National Statistics said.